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Content Copy of webpage

Discussion in 'PHP' started by Bhullarz, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Bhullarz

    Bhullarz New Member

    using php , how can we collect the text data of a webpage ? I don't have access to the server of the webpage of which I want to copy.
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Something like this

    function getTitle($url
    $doc = new DOMDocument// Create a new DOMDocument object in $doc 
    $doc->loadHTML(file_get_contents($url)); // Load the contents of our desired website into $doc
    $a $doc->getElementsByTagName("title"); // Get all of the 'a' XHTML tags and there attributes and store in array $a
    return $a->item(0)->nodeValue;
    It will get the title of the page
  3. Bhullarz

    Bhullarz New Member

    $doc = new DOMDocument; // Create a new DOMDocument object in $doc 
        $doc->loadHTML(file_get_contents($url)); // Load the contents of our desired website into $doc
        $a = $doc->getElementsByTagName("title"); // Get all of the 'a' XHTML tags and there attributes and store in array $a
        echo $a->item(0)->nodeValue;
    IT didn't worked for me. what is the error here?
  4. RandiR

    RandiR New Member

    Use the repro command or script SS_WebPageToText in biterscripting (biterscripting.com for free download).

    1. To copy the web page as it is to a local file, use the following command.

    repro "URL" > file.txt

    URL must begin with an http : / / .

    2. To extract only the plain text from the web page and store it to a local file,

    script SS_WebPageToText.txt page("URL") > file.txt

    This script is available at biterscripting.com / WW_WebPageToText.html .

  5. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    RandiR Looks like the page you are referring to does not exist.
  6. RandiR

    RandiR New Member


    I had to add spaces in the URLs, otherwise, I guess this site does not allow Links. Just remove the spaces so you can access the pages. In general all these pages are at biterscripting . com .

  7. RandiR

    RandiR New Member


    Oops, my mistake. The correct URL for the script SS_WebPageToText is (with spaces inserted)

    biterscripting.com / SS_WebPageToText.html


    (I had typed WW instead of SS.)
  8. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    The links will be allowed after you up your post count though and yes now it looks correct
  9. P455w0rd_Cr4kz

    P455w0rd_Cr4kz New Member

    Why don't you use a website copier,so you can browse offline. Google for webripper/httrack/webcow/
    There's plenty out there,also you can specif what files you want to download {txt,php,html ect}
  10. Bhullarz

    Bhullarz New Member

    Bro ! We are trying to download the content of the page, not the page itself. So these tools are not of use in this case. It's like copying text data of one file and pasting it into another file.

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