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Thread: Question about scraping
07-27-2011, 02:40 AM #1
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- Dec 2010
Question about scrapingHello everyone, I would like to set up a certain function for my site and was wondering if this is even achievable/possible. I am just now getting into PHP so you can definitely classify me as a newbie so if this question sounds ridiculous it's not because I'm dumb, it's because I don't know any better at this stage of my PHP proficiency.
Alright, so this is what I am hoping to set up:
from selected 20 sites, each of which features tens of articles daily, I want my site every day at a set time to be able to automatically scrape articles from these sites which meet certain conditions (for example articles that use certain keywords). Then I want my site to post links to all these relevant articles from these 20 sites that meet the conditions I have set.
Is this even doable or am I just a newbie that's way in over his head?
07-27-2011, 11:38 AM #2
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- Jul 2011
I'm affraid I can't offer any help - I just want to say that setting yourself a goal like this is fantastic, and newbie or not, the best way to learn is to jump right in and tackle a problem when you get to it. There's loads of useful sites to learn stuff from (like this one!) when you get stuck, so go for it and enjoy the world of programming - well done!!