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    Getting live data from another site.

    This probably isn't possible but I thought to ask anyways. I want to create a page for me and my friends that takes live scores from the Masters golf tournament and calculates the sum of some of the players scores. I was wondering if there was someway to get these updated scores from another site to my site without me actually having to update them myself. I know a RSS feed could do this part but the thing is I'd want to take the actual data and use it to calculate scores.

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    See if they provide you a mechanism for getting scores or stats via web services.
    "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." Brian W. Kernighan

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    A Possible Solution...

    As long as you keep this to a minimum, you could create a PHP script that downloads the scores page periodically and processes the content. However excessive use could have legal implications...

    Look into PHP/cURL, to download the web page and create a parsing routine to isolate the necessary information.

    Hope this helps
    ~David

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