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When building Simpletracks, I was looking for a more robust way of posting the TrackBack pings. Scott pointed out Snoopy to me. No, not that Snoopy. Snoopy is a PHP class for developing Web clients. It can submit forms, grab pages, scrape text, and more. Sort of like LWP for PHP. It’s written by the guy who wrote the Smarty template engine. It’s working well for me so far. Thanks Scott.

Simon Willison
June 15, 2003 3:11 PM

(Blatent self-promotion follows: you have been warned!) I've been a huge fan of Snoopy for several years, but a few months ago I finally out-grew it so I wrote my own: The key feature it has over Smarty at the moment is a slightly tidier API (in my opinion at least) and support for gzip encoding. I'm working on support for etag/last-modified conditional GETs at the moment and hope to have a new version out in the next few days.

June 5, 2006 8:10 AM

i'am a php beginner from China! i had down snooy and httpclient. Maybe i can learn something from them.

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