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Ok, this is from the php manuel:
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Please note that both include() and require() actually pull the contents of the target file into the calling script file itself; they do not call the target via HTTP or anything like that. So any variable set in the scope in which the inclusion happens will be available within the included file
automatically, since it has effectively become a part of the calling file.

include( "file.inc?varone=1&vartwo=2" ); /* Won't work. */

$varone = 1;
$vartwo = 2;
include( "file.inc" );  /* $varone and $vartwo will be available in file.inc */
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and I understand that.... but... I need to have an unnamed variable attached the the file, so it would be like:

file.inc?example

because I already have a script that uses the variable like that (unnamed).  How would I do this?

Chris

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by:us111
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I don't understand what your problem is...???
I think maxkir will have the solution. He always has :)
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by:maxkir
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It isn't the case ... What is your real problem ?
If forget about include stuff, what task you're attempting to solve ?
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by:ChrisAndrews
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My goal is to use php to mirror a page.  The page I want to mirror has a variable.

The page:

http://www.example.com

will be:

<? require( "http://ex.com?abc" );?>

but the ?abc causes an error, as indicated in the manuel.  The manuel gives examples of how to put the variable in as a 'var1=abc'   but how do I put it in as just 'abc'?

<? $=awc;
require( "http://ex.com?abc" );?>

doesn't work.

In a related question, when I mirror this page, I would like to parse out everything between the body tags and just use that, so that I can enter my own title and metatags.  Is that difficult to do?  I can increase pts to 200 if you can tell me how to do that also.

Thanks

Chris

ps - mirroring this page is something I have permission to do :)
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maxkir earned 400 total points
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<?php
$fp = fopen("http://ex.com?abc", "r");
while (!feof($fp))
{
    print fgets($fp, 4096);
}
flose($fp);
?>
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by:ChrisAndrews
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H Maxkir,

That seems to look in my home directory for the web page I want to mirror, when it needs to go to an entirely different site to get it, is that fixable?

Thank you for trying :)

Chris
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by:maxkir
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place in place of ex.com any site you want. And the script will output the page.
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by:ChrisAndrews
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Hi,

Got it :)

For some reason I had to make it http://www.ex.com/?abc  (with a slant after ex.com) for it to work for me.  But that works out great, thank you.

Now for the body part... is there a way to parse it and just use what's in the body tags or does that get really difficult?

Thanks again,

Chris
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by:maxkir
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Is it quite another question ... The answer is - yes, you can do some parsing using regular expressions.
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by:ChrisAndrews
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Thanks,  I will play around with this and see what I can do on my own first :)  Don't know how far I will get, learning by doing ya know,

Chris
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