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6:46 am on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to create a website that searches for product information on other websites,then brings back a link to the page that the product information is on. I was planning on using a cgi or perl script. I am also open to using active server pages and any other scripting language that would accomplish this task. I just need some advice and general direction on where I can get information and instruction on how to create these scripts. I am slightly familiar with cgi and asp, but not enough to create my own scripts at this time. An example of what I want my script to do can be found at www.anytitle.com. So any guidance or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou,
Drew Mellow


9:06 am on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Drew,

In order to grab information from other web pages effectively, you need a multithreaded component on your server. Try ASP Tear [asptear.com].

The only other option that springs to mind is to load the required page into a hidden frame when your page loads, then use Javascript's innerHTML property to read the page source from the <body> element. However, this is a bit ropey since it will only work if the client supports (and has enabled) frames and Javascript. In addition, the innerHTML property is only available in later versions of IE and Netscape 6.