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johniem

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I'm trying to get a remote html page but I'm having a really weird problem.

I'm using curl for that and I'm getting the page url from an rss item using simpelpie.

 

$url = $item->get_permalink();//simplepie function
echo "<p>Getting $url. </p>";
    $options = array(
        CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,     // return web page
        CURLOPT_HEADER         => false,    // don't return headers
        CURLOPT_ENCODING       => "",       // handle all encodings
        CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT => 120,      // timeout on connect
        CURLOPT_TIMEOUT        => 120,      // timeout on response
        CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS      => 10,       // stop after 10 redirects
    );

    $ch      = curl_init( $url );
    curl_setopt_array( $ch, $options );
    $content = curl_exec( $ch );
    $err     = curl_errno( $ch );
    $errmsg  = curl_error( $ch );
    $header  = curl_getinfo( $ch );
    curl_close( $ch );

    $header['errno']   = $err;
    $header['errmsg']  = $errmsg;
    $header['content'] = $content;
    if($err != 0)
        echo " $err : $errmsg</p>";
    echo $header['content'];

 

My problem is that although the page is loading fine ( no curl errors ) , some tags are missing (and particularly the tags that containing the article content of that page).

When I'm hardcoding the url then everything is fine.

I tried to print the url that simpepie gets from rss and it's identical with the one that I'm harcoding.

So,

 

$url = $item->get_permalink();

 

not working

 

$url = "http://www.the_same_url.com"

 

working.

 

Any help whould be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Well I maybe be a bit noob on that but sometimes you can't check everything.

The problem was html entities. Rss was giving me the links with html entities.

So a simple html_entity_decode solved my problem.

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