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how to grab info from other websites?

Hello, how can I grab some information from other websites? Like for
example the way housingmaps.com is grabbing stuff from
craigslist.org ... Can someone redirect me to a few examples of where
they explain how to do this stuff? Thanks.

Simon

Feb 4 '07 #1
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Kentor schreef:
Hello, how can I grab some information from other websites? Like for
example the way housingmaps.com is grabbing stuff from
craigslist.org ... Can someone redirect me to a few examples of where
they explain how to do this stuff? Thanks.
Ask the webmaster to give you the info you need in an easy to use
format. If you have something to offer he/she wil probably help.
Otherwise write your own content and keep your hands of other peoplle's
content.

To awnser your question:
Use fopen to read a webpase into a variable.
User regular expressions to filter out data u need

--
Arjen
http://www.hondenpage.com
Feb 4 '07 #2
Uhu thanks a lot for the quite nice response in the first paragraph...
Obviously I will ask for permission before grabbing any information
from other websites... anyways that was not the point of this post.
Anyways thanks for your very kind response.

On Feb 4, 3:11 pm, Arjen <d...@mail.mewrote:
Kentor schreef:
Hello, how can I grab some information from other websites? Like for
example the way housingmaps.com is grabbing stuff from
craigslist.org ... Can someone redirect me to a few examples of where
they explain how to do this stuff? Thanks.

Ask the webmaster to give you the info you need in an easy to use
format. If you have something to offer he/she wil probably help.
Otherwise write your own content and keep your hands of other peoplle's
content.

To awnser your question:
Use fopen to read a webpase into a variable.
User regular expressions to filter out data u need

--
Arjenhttp://www.hondenpage.com

Feb 4 '07 #3
You can use
fopen() wrapper http://www.php.net/fopen
or fsockopen() via port 80 http://www.php.net/fsockopen
--
http://www.mastervb.net/phpbooks/
http://www.mastervb.net
On Feb 5, 2:27 am, "Kentor" <ken...@gmail.comwrote:
Hello, how can I grab some information from other websites? Like for
example the way housingmaps.com is grabbing stuff from
craigslist.org ... Can someone redirect me to a few examples of where
they explain how to do this stuff? Thanks.

Simon

Feb 6 '07 #4
Alright thanks. Does anybody has an example thats already coded to
crawl around some website and grab some info from each link ? and then
recrawling the same page sometime later and see the new additions...
stuff like that? thanks
Simon

On Feb 5, 11:47 pm, "lorento" <laurente1...@yahoo.comwrote:
You can use
fopen() wrapperhttp://www.php.net/fopen
or fsockopen() via port 80http://www.php.net/fsockopen
--http://www.mastervb.net/phpbooks/http://www.mastervb.net
On Feb 5, 2:27 am, "Kentor" <ken...@gmail.comwrote:
Hello, how can I grab some information from other websites? Like for
example the way housingmaps.com is grabbing stuff from
craigslist.org ... Can someone redirect me to a few examples of where
they explain how to do this stuff? Thanks.
Simon- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Feb 6 '07 #5
Arjen wrote:
Kentor schreef:
>Hello, how can I grab some information from other websites? Like for
example the way housingmaps.com is grabbing stuff from
craigslist.org ... Can someone redirect me to a few examples of where
they explain how to do this stuff? Thanks.

Ask the webmaster to give you the info you need in an easy to use
format. If you have something to offer he/she wil probably help.
Otherwise write your own content and keep your hands of other peoplle's
content.

To awnser your question:
Use fopen to read a webpase into a variable.
User regular expressions to filter out data u need
or Curl :-)
Feb 9 '07 #6

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