Method: PHPCrawler::addURLFilterRule()

Adds a rule to the list of rules that decide which URLs found on a page should be ignored by the crawler.

public addURLFilterRule($regex)


$regex string Regular-expression defining the rule


bool  TRUE if the regex is valid and the rule was added to the list, otherwise FALSE.


If the crawler finds an URL and this URL matches with one of the given regular-expressions, the crawler
will ignore this URL and won't follow it.

Example:$crawler->addURLFilterRule("#(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|bmp)$# i");
$crawler->addURLFilterRule("#(css|js)$# i");

These rules let the crawler ignore URLs that end with "jpg", "jpeg", "gif", ..., "css"  and "js".