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Hi,

I am trying to grab some data from a site, but my blocker at the moment is that the site has a button near the end of the page, that opens up more data.

It's th ebutton that says "Show All"

 

Using file get contents, I don't get this "hidden data".

 

Any ideas please? I'm a novice and am using this code:

echo strip_tags(file_get_contents("http://www.sportinglife.com/football/live/vidiprinter"));

Thank you.

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Forget about the main page and use the URL

http://www.sportinglife.com/football/live/vidiprinter/all/

It provides a machine-friendly JSON representation of the data.

 

In any case, make sure that scraping the website doesn't violate the terms of service. There may also be an official API where you can get the data from.

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