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Using XML data from another site

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Msg#: 3926469 posted 1:35 pm on Jun 4, 2009 (gmt 0)


I want to able to read an xml file from another site to generate a page from the data on another site, what is the best way to go about this using, javascript, html and php?



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Msg#: 3926469 posted 1:17 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

the best way: PHP, hands down. It's a one-liner:

$str = file_get_contents($url);

Before you do this, be sure that you're permitted to use their XML file like that. Does the other site intend for their data to be repubulished, or are you ... stealing?

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