I wanna get definition and meaning from another website, the website doesn't have an API....when I curl it, I get the whole page instead of just a few lines.

This is my code:

<TD align=center>   <form action="http://www.nigeriandictionary.com/all_word.php?lang_id=68&word=love" method="get">
      <input type="hidden" name="word_search" value="true">
       <table border="0" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" class="special"  bgcolor=#fdfdfd width=100%>
            <td> <FONT COLOR="#330099"><B>Search the dictionary 
 <input name="word" type="text" value="" size="50" maxlength="50"> 
  <input name="submit" type="submit" value="Search"> 
                         <BR> </td>

Php code:

// asumption
$_POST['search'] = "love";

// Return Search Result
echo curlpage($_POST['search']);

function curlpage($keyword) {
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'http://www.nigeriandictionary.com/all_word.php?lang_id=68&word=' . urlencode($keyword) . '&');
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FILETIME, true);
    $data = curl_exec($ch);
    return $data;

And this is what I want it to do :
This Curl will return the whole webpage, the problem I have is not showing a small box like this:

<div id="rtere-yoruba">
<p>Word: Love </p>
<p>Definition: To have affection for someone...</p>
4 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by pritaeas

when I curl it, I get the whole page instead of just a few lines.

Correct, you'll have to parse that page to get the small piece you want. If the page is valid xml you can use an XML parser, else you'll have to do some manual parsing.

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.