Well, we can only offer very general guidelines at this stage.

What you can do is write a script that:
- call all the URLs showing paintball prices (btw what is a paintball?)
- extract the product name and price. this will require a specific REGEX for
each URL called, and regular testing vs change of page design. the only
difficult part is just this: writing and testing custom REGEXes.

In fact, why not actually create a DB and run the script every night (or
more often) as a scheduled task to update the DB?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Delorme" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:02 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] I got this idea...

> Hi!
> I am knew around here, and a newcomer to PHP, but I know enough. I have =
> this idea, and I have gone through all the ways that I know off to work =
> it, but they dont work. I am a paintball player and I get fustrated =
> because there are too many web sites out there that sell paintball =
> marker, and gear and things. I would like to take them all, let a client =
> search for a spacific thing, and have the search results come up with =
> the url to that product, and list them by price. Now, the not-so-easy =
> way would be to make a DB and put all the prices in and just list the by =
> price. Except that would be a very hard, time consuming work. And, I =
> would have to update the db often. I am sure there is an esyer way, but =
> I dont know what it is. Thanks for your help!
> Michael Delorme
> www.hybridfusion.com
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