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Link Searcher: Crawl Web pages to search for given text

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Version License PHP version Categories  
link_searcher 1.0GNU General Public Lice...4.0HTTP, Searching
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This class can be used to crawl Web pages to search for given text in it.

It retrieves a given Web page and searches for links contained in it.

The new links that are found are added to a queue to be crawled later and so implement recursive searching up to a given depth limit.

The class looks for pages with text that match a given regular expression.

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When you need to provide a search engine for a site, usually it is better to have a crawler program retrieving the site contents and index the contents in a database, so it can searched more easily.

However, when you need to search a site that you do not control or was not indexed by a search engine, you need to crawl and search on demand.

This class provides an on demand search solution to crawl and search text in the pages of a given site.

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File Role Description
Plain text file index.php Example initial file
Plain text file link_searcher.php Class main program file
Plain text file queue.php Class used to store the links in a page
Plain text file readme.txt Doc. help file

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