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checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:16 PM

is it possible in php to check if there is a banner or something like that being displayed on another website? just wondering if there is before i start brainstorming large details for my project. thanks!
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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

You could use cURL.
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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:46 PM

what exactly is cURL? ad would i need to learn a new language, or is it just a library? if so can i use standard php with it?
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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:03 PM

Have you ever heard of Google? Or the PHP manual?

EDIT: Or bothered to follow the link supplied by CTphpnwb!

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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:13 PM

View PostThemitchel0, on 16 December 2010 - 02:46 PM, said:

what exactly is cURL?

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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:13 PM

yes i did look at the link CTPHPnwb provided, and i had no idea what was going on with it, ie i didnt understand it, so i asked.
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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:23 PM

View PostThemitchel0, on 16 December 2010 - 02:46 PM, said:

what exactly is cURL?


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curl is a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos...), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.


View PostThemitchel0, on 16 December 2010 - 02:46 PM, said:

ad would i need to learn

http://curl.haxx.se/docs/manual.html

View PostThemitchel0, on 16 December 2010 - 02:46 PM, said:

a new language, or is it just a library?


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libcurl is a free and easy-to-use client-side URL transfer library, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP. libcurl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, Kerberos), file transfer resume, http proxy tunneling and more!

libcurl is highly portable, it builds and works identically on numerous platforms, including Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin, HPUX, IRIX, AIX, Tru64, Linux, UnixWare, HURD, Windows, Amiga, OS/2, BeOs, Mac OS X, Ultrix, QNX, OpenVMS, RISC OS, Novell NetWare, DOS and more...



View PostThemitchel0, on 16 December 2010 - 02:46 PM, said:

if so can i use standard php with it?


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Re: checking if something is being displayed on another website

Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

thank you.
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