Why Using Goutte for PHP Web Scraping?
You already know we’re going to use Goutte for this example – spoilers from the title -, but do you know why?
Guzzle is definitely a great option for web scraping. It simplifies making the HTTP request and has the ability to parse the downloaded file to extract data.
The problem is that to make it happen, we would have to turn the downloaded HTML file into a DOMDocument and then use XPath expressions to navigate the document to select the nodes we want to get.
These add extra steps that we can overcome easily using Goutte instead.
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