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Browser: Retrieve Web pages emulating a browser

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This class can be used to retrieve Web pages emulating a browser.

It can retrieve a given page, parse it and proceed retrieving the pages or content that would result of clicking on given links or submitting forms in the initial page.

The class provides functions to locate the links to click or form to submit either specifying a Xpath expression or searching page elements by attribute.

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Name: Browser
Base name: browser
Description: Retrieve Web pages emulating a browser
Version: 1.0
PHP version: 5.0
License: Freely Distributable
All time users: 1982 users
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PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
June 2009
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Sometimes you need to emulate the access of an user to a site, either for retrieving information, or for testing if a site is working properly.

This class makes it easy to build scripts that emulate the access of users to a sequence of pages, by clicking on links and submitting forms.

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Remote Form Download .zip .tar.gz Used for handling forms submission Recommended

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Plain text file browser.class.php Class The class sources
Accessible without login Plain text file browser.example.php Example An example of how the script can be used
Plain text file curl_http_client.php Class Curl_HTTP_Client slightly modified to allow cURL to follow redirects
Plain text file remoteform.class.php Class RemoteForm class for submitting forms. Also exists as a separate project on PHPClasses

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