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How can we request one page any server and the return value is the content of this page, like
when we request : http://www.yahoo.com in my browser
The content (return value) is on my browser.
But how can I capture it into my Server.
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Question by:longlong
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by:anupkarade
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Your question is not clear...
Do you mean to say that you type url and you get the
required page?? what are you trying to tell pls explain it clearly.
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by:us111
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here is the answer:
$fcontents = join ('', file ('http://www.yahoo.com.net'));

but you cannot get the content of an https (SSL) url, for that you need the curl extension
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by:higijj
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us111 is right!

here is how for the secure connection using curl extention:

$ch = curl_init();

     curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://www.yoursecureserver.com/");
     curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)");
     curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1);
     $content = curl_exec($ch);

curl_close($ch);
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by:izwiz
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It actually sounds like you want to set up a proxy cache on your server to me.
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by:sweatje
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I have used code like the following:

$f_contents = array();
$fp = @fopen("http://www.example.com/somepage.php?var=$parm",'r');
while ($line = @fgets($fp, 1024)) {
     $f_contents[] = $line;
}
@fclose($fp);

You can then parse the page and do whatever you like with the output, each line in the page is an item in the $f_contents array.


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$fcontents = join ('', file ('http://www.yahoo.com.net'));
does the same as sweatie
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