On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 11:10 -0500, Robert Cummings wrote:

> Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I need to replicate a site on another domain, and in this case, an
> > iframe won't really do, as I need to remove some of the graphics, etc
> > around the content. The owner of the site I'm needing to copy has asked
> > for the site to be duplicated, and unfortunately in this case, because
> > of the CMS he's used (which is owned by the hosting he uses) I need a
> > way to have the site replicated on an already existing domain as a
> > microsite, but in a way that it is always up-to-date.
> > 
> > I'm fine using Curl to grab the site, and even alter the content that is
> > returned, but I was thinking about a caching mechanism. Has anyone any
> > suggestions on this?
> Sounds like you're creating a proxy with post processing/caching on the 
> forwarded content. It should be fairly straightforward to direct page 
> requests to your proxy app, then make the remote request, and 
> post-process, cache, then send to the browser. The only gotcha will be 
> for forms if you do caching.
> Cheers,
> Rob.
> -- 
> http://www.interjinn.com
> Application and Templating Framework for PHP

The only forms are processed on another site, so there's nothing I can
really do about that, as they return to the original site.

How would I go about doing what you suggested though? I'd assumed to use
Curl, but your email suggests not to?


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