Another option might be to list out the web sites that have paintball
products, and then use google's "site:" functionality to search fo a
product on each site. Store the results in a table or array, and
diplay then for the user.
So it would work like this:
User says find me the MegaBlaster5000.
You have a list of 20 sites that carry paintball equipment.
Use Google to find MegaBlaster5000 on site1, site2, etc. and store
the results in an array.
Display the contents of the array to users.
Unless you're willing to use a spider to search the other sites on a
regular basis, I'd say do it in realtime.
--- Ignatius Reilly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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
> - 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
> 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]>
> To: <[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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