[wp-hackers] is there a plug in that does browser's text view

Josh Keen josh.keen.01 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 19:25:40 UTC 2012

try this:

here's an example snippet that gives you the excerpts for a search on Julio


 //create and load the HTML
    //$html = new simple_html_dom();
    $html = file_get_html('https://www.google.com/search?q=julio+iglesias');
           //echo '$html: '.$html;
     foreach($html->find('div.s') as $element)
       //echo $element->text . '<br>';
      echo 'excerpt: ' . $element->plaintext . '<br /><br /><br />';


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>wrote:

> Is there a plug in ( or a php snippet you know of ) that extracts the text
> ( filtering down the HTML ) out of a url passed to it?
> Example:
> Check this link out
> http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/04/2012410203742758407.html
> In its page body, it's got the following text;
> "Kofi Annan has urged the UN Security Council to help prevent the collapse
> of his efforts ..... "
> Which is the same text that you see when you google that article
> https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=UN+urged+to+push+for+Syria+ceasefire
> The plan is that I write a script, that submits to google, gets into google
> html, parses the 1st link and gets that 55 word description out of it and
> then uses that extraction as a beginning delimiter in getting the 500
> characters from the destination article.  I need that plug in and PHP code
> so that I can work with a cleaner/easier  text to deal with.
> Ofcourse, I can get into the PHP's striptags function and create that
> snippet myself (but before I get my hands dirty with coding), I thought I
> double check with you guys.. maybe you guys know of a plug in - or suggest
> a better way.  I thought of getting to the RSS text but I cannot find an
> RSS content search using google.
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