Retrieving DIV content by ID

Hi guys is there a way to retrieve the content of a certain DIV from a website? I want that when a form is filled in my form my PHP script retrieve the contents of a DIV with a certain ID from another site, is that possible, and if it is; How would I go about it?
doRodrigoAsked:
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NerdsOfTechConnect With a Mentor Technology ScientistCommented:
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<?php
 
$url = "http://www.theremotesitehere.com/page.html";
 
$raw = file_get_contents($url);
 
$newlines = array("\t","\n","\r","\x20\x20","\0","\x0B");
 
$content = str_replace($newlines, "", html_entity_decode($raw));
 
$start = strpos($content,'<div class="unique name here"');
 
$end = strpos($content,'</div>',$start) + 6; // add 6 becuase of </div> is 6 chars long
 
$div = substr($content,$start,$end-$start);
 
// you can go further and extract inside your div as you wish now
// by accessing $div
 
?>

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dan_nealCommented:
Depending on the content of the DIV you would want to call either the innerHTML or innerText for the div.
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Ryan ChongCommented:
>>is there a way to retrieve the content of a certain DIV from a website?

from a different domain name? I guess you will get a Permission Denied error if you try to retrieve other site's content using javascript XMLHTTP request, but certainly I'm not sure other methods available in php whether can accomplish this or not.
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NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
Scrape is the technical terminology here
Scrape DIV in this case

Disclaimer: Don't scrape if you don't have permission
</php
 
$url = "http://www.theremotesitehere.com/page.html";
 
$raw = file_get_contents($url);
 
$newlines = array("\t","\n","\r","\x20\x20","\0","\x0B");
 
$content = str_replace($newlines, "", html_entity_decode($raw));
 
$start = strpos($content,'<div class="unique name here"');
 
$end = strpos($content,'</div>',$start) + 6; // add 6 becuase of </div> is 6 chars long
 
$div = substr($content,$start,$end-$start);
 
// you can go further and extract inside your div as you wish now
// by accessing $div
 
?>

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