Often, we need to extract some HTML elements ordered sequentially rather than in hierarhical order.
In this post, I’ll explain how to do a simple web page extraction in PHP using cURL, the ‘Client URL library’.
The curl is a part of libcurl, a library that allows you to connect to servers with many different types of protocols. It supports the http, https and other protocols. This way of getting data from web is more stable with header/cookie/errors process rather than using simple file_get_contents(). If curl() is not installed, you can read here for Win or here for Linux.