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Need to use AJAX (XmlHttpRequest) to make client-side requests to content on domains other than your own? Browser security prevents you from doing this, but there are a lot of legitimate reasons to do it. My proxy.php to the rescue! proxy.php is built on top of my popular class_http You simply pass a url to proxy.php, and it will go get the content then forward the headers and body to your client. The script supports posting a form--your form will be re-posted to the content page you requested.
This is a PHP screen-scraping class with caching. It includes methods to access content protected by basic authentication and for caching images directly. It even cloaks itself as the User Agent of the user requesting your script. This may allow you to retreive content from sites that actively ban screen-scraping. Included are methods to extract data from HTML tables into arrays.
Pass in any standard XML, and an easily enumerated data object you can use in your PHP scripts is created.
This is a PHP class that makes is very easy to maintain state between pages giving you control over the timeout. You are no longer limited by PHP's built-in session expiration. The class also makes it very easy to password-protect PHP pages.
This is a PHP class that makes is very easy to work with a database. Actually, PHP already makes that easy. What this class offers is a common interface to multiple database types. It currently supports MySql, Postgres, and MSSQL, and adding additional database types is trivial. The other HUGE thing this class gives you is caching. With class_db, it's very simple to store datasets to a local cache file to preserve precious database resources. The class makes this process almost seamless to your code. Caching is perfect for applications that make a lot of queries for data that doesn't change often or where you just don't need fresh data more than say once an hour or maybe daily.
class_sbdns is a PHP class that provides an API that automates 100% of the ServerBeach DNS Tool functionality. It is for ServerBeach customers only. If you are looking for an excellent server hosting company with even better prices, look no further than ServerBeach.
If you want to know how to automate a browser session including authentication, SSL, cookies, and posting forms, the source for this class is your friend. class_sbdns uses my popular class_http for the server to server communications.