| 7:07 pm on Dec 1, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] Vael27
I really have no idea, I looked through the Image Functions [php.net] but couldn't really think of anything.
So, you want a script that will get the client side output of a scripted page and screenshot it? Want to share a little more about why?
That way maybe we could think up alternatives.
| 7:26 pm on Dec 1, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld!
By snapshot do you mean a visual snapshot as in what a browser sees - what I would see if I called the page or do you mean the code that is handed to a browser?
| 8:04 pm on Dec 1, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the welcome. I hope this screwy sounding request doesn't brand me forever ;) I'm relatively new to php.
Yes I mean the client side, after the php has been parsed.
But, what I'm trying to do is this: I have an rss feed (symantec virus alerts) on my site. I'm trying to link this feed to my web forum (phpBB), but it posts each virus as a separate post. I don't want 10 new posts with one virus each, so what I was hoping to do is create a snapshot of the updated rss feed, and then simply post the image in the forum. With a daily snapshot, it would update itself without me having to do anything else.
There has to be an easier way to do this. It sounds screwy even as I try to describe it. I think I may have to go into the rss parser file on the web board and change the code.
| 8:28 pm on Dec 1, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have a general understanding, but I may not be 100%.
What about having a way that each day they all go into the same thread? (again I may be way off). Then you have a daily thread that has all of the alerts from that day?
| 10:33 pm on Dec 1, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I believe there is a mozilla project that is using the gecko rendering engine to produce screen shots like that from various languages. Last time I checked it was all very alpha level code.
However, I donīt think you should use a screen shot to solve your problem. Parsing the RSS feed and adding it to the forum will be far better.