Depending on how locked down the php.ini file is (lots of good reasons to
do this) you might look into curl.
Curl can work in php.
It talks lots of protocols (including https, which is how I got on board),
including gopher for any killer apps you have planned.
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On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, John McGrath wrote:
> You could use either the PEAR HTTP_Request package, or the built-in
> fopen/fread commands, which can make http calls in addition to
> opening local files. The easiest way, though, in my opinion, is
> file_get_contents, which automatically dumps the response into a
> String object. And it's fast, apparently:
> On Jul 27, 2007, at 9:31 PM, Andrew Hankinson wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm wanting to implement a PHP parser for an OAI-PMH response from our
>> Dspace installation. I'm a bit stuck on one point: how do I get
>> the PHP
>> script to send a request to the OAI-PMH server, and get the XML
>> response in
>> return so I can then parse it?
>> Any thoughts or pointers would be appreciated!