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Hi and good evening .
I need help how to write a script that will serach in other sites and other
forums (bulletin board) and will show the resaults in my pages.
Of course I don't have amy access to those websites database or source.

If someone want to write for his/her experience, be my guest. I'll put
copyright to his script and I can pay him/her $10 (my website is
non-commercial ).

Thanks,
Miki Barzilay
ju****@israel.net
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Regarding this well-known quote, often attributed to Miki Barzilay's famous
"Sat, 12 Jun 2004 20:45:15 +0200" speech:
Hi and good evening .
I need help how to write a script that will serach in other sites and other
forums (bulletin board) and will show the resaults in my pages.
Of course I don't have amy access to those websites database or source.

If someone want to write for his/her experience, be my guest. I'll put
copyright to his script and I can pay him/her $10 (my website is
non-commercial ).

Thanks,
Miki Barzilay
ju****@israel.net


Basically, you'd need a search engine with a crawler. You might be able to
work with something like the Google APIs to do a site-specific search and
tailor it to your needs (although I've had no experience with that).

If you're going to roll your own, make sure you don't piss off the site
owners. Crawling over someone's entire BBS may cause some heavy bandwidth,
and they might not want you crawling them. Be sure to adhere to robots.txt
specs.

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Jul 17 '05 #2

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FLEB wrote:

Regarding this well-known quote, often attributed to Miki Barzilay's famous
"Sat, 12 Jun 2004 20:45:15 +0200" speech:
Hi and good evening .
I need help how to write a script that will serach in other sites and other
forums (bulletin board) and will show the resaults in my pages.
Of course I don't have amy access to those websites database or source.
Basically, you'd need a search engine with a crawler. You might be able to
work with something like the Google APIs to do a site-specific search and
tailor it to your needs (although I've had no experience with that).

That's probably not going to work with forums, which are usally nothing
but dynamically served content from stored files. Without access to the
database, the chances of any meaningful search are unlikely.


Brian Rodenborn
Jul 17 '05 #3

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