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    Hi all,

    I've heard that it is possible to use DMOZ data in your own scripts - a live version of the data rather than just downloading the database file.
    Please can someone confirm whether or not this is accurate and point me to some information? I've searched their site but it didn't say anything about it.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Are you talking of metasearch engines?

    Basically, you query dmoz, get the returned HTML (?xml?) and then extract the links.

    Is that what you are after? If you want some perl code, I can post it.

    Arpith

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    dmoz xml is messed up, lol, well, it was a few months ago when i was looking at dmoz's system...
    cogito, ergo sum

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    I've heard this as well - gossamer-threads' Links SQL product has this functionality.

    I'd love to know how to do it - could be a future option for ssLinks

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    there are quite a few programs like this. Check out hotscripts and you'll find some or check out this.

    http://dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/S.../Upload_Tools/

    I actually need to do exactly what you want to do. Use the directory like that with a PHP front end. I've found the scripts at hotscripts to be better than the ones listed at dmoz.org

    http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...ctory_Project/

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    Thanks Aspen - those scripts on HotScripts look like just what I need
    I'll probably end up customizing one of those somewhat - first need to work out which is the best though.


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