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Run JavaScript Function Remotely with PHP

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If I have a PHP script that loads the content of an external HTML page, for instance:
fopen("http://www.example.com", "r");

Is it possible to execute JavaScript commands that exist on that page? For example, if a button exists on that page like:
<a href="" onclick="javascript...">Link</a>

Could I run that JavaScript from my PHP script?
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by:striker46
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PHP is server side, JS is client side. You cannot run JS directly in PHP.
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palanee83 earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Yes its possible to run the java script which is available in the remote server  from PHP. But the content of remote URL should be printed before calling javascript function either using fopen() or file_get_content()

ex:
<?php
echo file_get_content("http://www.example.com");
 ?>

If the remote script is is having only JS code then u can directly use  URL in the  'SRC'  attribute of script tag to load the JS function in to the current scope.

<script src="http://www.example.com" > </src>




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