You might be interested in learning more about XML-RPC, which will allow 
cross-platform language-neutral XML documents to generate events or 
perform remote procedural calls (RPC).

You can use any language that can parse XML documents, which of course 
includes our beloved PHP.  This article focuses on Python, but it's just 
an introduction and the theory is the same for PHP:


On Saturday, February 23, 2002, at 02:04  PM, Pax wrote:

> Hi,
> I am developing site that needs to have stock quotes retrieved and
> placed into the database. Perhaps someone know if there is a site that
> would supply me with quotes? - I just do not want to do it manually :-((
> I guess I could setup a cron job to run @ midnight and update quotes for
> selected stocks but I am not sure where to access quotes - any pointers?
> Thanks
> Paul
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