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How to get <title> info from previous page?

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I'm writing an a script where a user can click a link, and it'll bring up an email type prompt where they can email an article link of the story to a friend and so forth.

I see it all the time on other sites, but am curious how I would get the <title> or subject of that article dynamically? Any ideas or recomendations would be much appreciated :)

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Hey Mike,
just pass the variable with the link:

[code]
<?php
$page = file_get_contents("page.php");
preg_match('!<title>(.*?)</title>!is', $page, $match);
$title = $match[1];
?>
<a href="emailpage.php?title=<?=$title?>">e-mail this article to a friend</a>
[/code]

that should do it

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[!--quoteo(post=384080:date=Jun 15 2006, 01:07 AM:name=phpvolution)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(phpvolution @ Jun 15 2006, 01:07 AM) [snapback]384080[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Hey Mike,
just pass the variable with the link:

[code]
<?php
$page = file_get_contents("page.php");
preg_match('!<title>(.*?)</title>!is', $page, $match);
$title = $match[1];
?>
<a href="emailpage.php?title=<?=$title?>">e-mail this article to a friend</a>
[/code]

that should do it
[/quote]

Thanks for the info :)

However, that begs the question, what if I won't always know the previous page? How would I get that info? As my site is a CMS that has hundreds of possible pages.

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Well if you don't know the previous page, then how to you expect to be able to go to that page and get the contents of the title tag...?

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[!--quoteo(post=384127:date=Jun 15 2006, 07:14 AM:name=Lorian)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Lorian @ Jun 15 2006, 07:14 AM) [snapback]384127[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Well if you don't know the previous page, then how to you expect to be able to go to that page and get the contents of the title tag...?
[/quote]

That was my question. I am not wanting to install this manually on every page (doing this manually for hudnreds of pages is not practical). Like I said this is a dynamic type application, which means that I won't know the page. However I am thinking if there is a referrer type variable that I may use.

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