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Re: PHP to grab the html from a URL and insert into MySQL
Posted by: Nick Roper
Date: July 26, 2004 11:55AM

Keith,

> ISBN Number? Text from Book? Not sure what you mean here.

Sorry, my attempt at a joke. I just thought that you might want to go the whole way and get it to read paperbacks or something :-)

1. Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: php_hostconnect: connect failed in f:\Inetpub\wwwroot\urlgrabber.php on line 59

2. Warning: fopen(http://www.mysite/test.asp) [function.fopen]: failed to create stream: Bad file descriptor in f:\Inetpub\wwwroot\urlgrabber.php on line 59

3. Notice: Undefined variable: okread in f:\Inetpub\wwwroot\urlgrabber.php on line 65

Any ideas?

Well, No 3 is down to sloppy programming on my part. Nos 1 and 2 look like it can't find the file associated with the URL. You've shown
'http://www.mysite/test.asp'; but you refer to a local site. If the site is on the local server then you may need to use:

http://localhost/mysitename/test.asp

I've tried it with a local site and it works fine. Are you using apache, or IIS ?

With regard to the OS, I was just thinking that it might be possible to retrieve a Word document (which is in binary format) and then pipe it through a string processor to get at the embedded text which could then be inserted into the datbase. For example, on Unix or Linux systems you could make a call to the os that used something like:

cat filename | strings

but I'm not sure what the equivalent would be on Windows.

Anyway, I'm away home now (whereabouts are you?) - I'll see if inspiration strikes during the night.


Nick

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