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Thread: [PHP] looting SPECIFIC information from outside source of file?

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    [PHP] looting SPECIFIC information from outside source of file?

    yeah, title says it all i guess.

    I have absolutly no idea what im doing but i figure im going to have to do something like this (even though i dont know the proper functions)

    1. read the file
    2. create a function to find the parts of the file i want
    example of this:

    GET TEXT after... 
    "<div class="f"><span class="iesucks">&nbsp;</span></div> 
    and stop at getting text at "<div style="margin-top:20px; border-top:1px solid #CCC; padding-top:10px;">"
    pretty complicated for me, i have no idea where to start but heres what i have so far (all it does is read the file...)
    $artist = urlencode($_GET['artist']); 
    $url = ''.$artist.'/+wiki'; 

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    Wow, the php forum here seems useless, but thats just my opinion, anyways, i discovered my answer using another forum...

    heres what i did...
    $artist = urlencode($_GET['artist']);
    $url = ''.$artist.'/+wiki';
    $file = file_get_contents($url);
    $factbook2 ='<div class=\"f\"><span class=\"iesucks\">&nbsp;</span></div>
    $thatline = '<div style=\"margin-top:20px; border-top:1px solid #CCC; padding-top:10px;\">';
    $factbook2 = stripslashes($factbook2);
    $factpos2 = strpos($file, $factbook2);
    $desc = substr_replace($file, ' ', 0, $factpos2) . '';
    $desc = str_replace($factbook2, ' ', $desc);
    $thatline = stripslashes($thatline);
    $thatlinepos = strpos($desc, $thatline);
    $desc = substr_replace($desc, '', $thatlinepos, -1) . "<br />\n";
    echo $desc;
    if anyone needs it, kthanks.

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