Practical PHP Programming -- Can't open remote file

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Practical PHP Programming -- Can't open remote file

Postby chriswadams » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:47 am

Hey everyone --

I'm working through the "Practical PHP Programming" book on TuxRadar, and found this snippet of code (at http://www.tuxradar.com/practicalphp/8/14/0):

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<?php
    $slash = fopen("http://www.slashdot.org", "r");
    $site = fread($slash, 200000);
    fclose($slash);
    print $site;
?>


The book says:

"Try saving the above code into a file, "openremote.php", and loading it into your web browser - you should see Slashdot displayed",


but when I did that, I got nothing but a blank screen. I changed "www.slashdot.org" to a local file, and that worked fine, but no non-local files will display (except for one site, http://www.townhall.com/columnists, which only displayed the blue background of the title bar).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this code isn't working? Any input would be appreciated.

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