Pete Freitag Pete Freitag

Function to get Page Title from a URL

Published on March 23, 2005
By Pete Freitag

I wrote a simple function today that grabs a url, and parses out the title of the page from the url:

<cffunction name="getPageTitle" returntype="string" output="false">
	<cfargument name="pageurl" type="string" required="true">
	<cfhttp method="get" redirect="true" url="#arguments.pageurl#" throwonerror="true"></cfhttp>
	<cfreturn ReReplace(cfhttp.fileContent, ".*<title>([^<>]*)</title>.*", "\1")>


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nice. You ought to submit it to
by Ryan Guill on 03/23/2005 at 7:33:01 PM UTC
Hi there...

Copied and pasted this code block.

Have updated it to now return a complete anchor with href and title attributes.

Works like a charm.

Very inventive thinking. Will definitely come in handy at some point.

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