Attempting to use PHP to navigate a foreign website, to collect data. This is thus only tangentially related to databases, so I apologize if some feel it's too off-topic.
Is there any way to do something similar to fopen() except to also have PHP present a cookie to the foreign webserver as credentials during the HTTP GET? Anyone done something similar?
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There are multiple projects which will do this for you, simulating an HTTP Client. The one I suggest is PEAR::HTTP_Client. You can use it to send authentication information or to login to a page and it will keep track of cookies for you.
If all you need is to do one request, it may be easier to use HTTP_Request instead.
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