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htmlSQL is a PHP class to query the web by an SQL like language

License: BSD License
File size: 41K
Developer: Jonas John
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htmlSQL is a PHP class to query the web by an SQL like language. htmlSQL is a experimental PHP class which allows you to access HTML values by an SQL like syntax.

This means that you don't have to write complex functions (regular expressions) to extract specific values.

How to use

Just include the "snoopy.class.php" and the "htmlsql.class.php" files into your PHP scripts and look at the examples (examples/) to get an idea of how to use the htmlSQL class. It should be very simple.

Background & Idea

I had this idea while extracting some data from a website. As I realized that the algorithms and functions to extract links and other tags are often the same - I had the idea to combine all functions to an universal usable class. While drinking a coffee and thinking on that problem, I thought it would be cool to access HTML elements by using SQL. So I started creating this class...


The eval() function is used for the WHERE statement. Make sure that all user data is checked and filtered against malicious PHP code. Never trust user input!

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