I have twice posted a job on Freelancer for someone to write a script that will do a simple query on a website but in spite of several attempts nobody has succeeded. Not sure why it is so difficult. I just want to pass some search values to the script from my PHP code and get a response.
The website is https://familyhistory dot bdm dot nsw dot gov dot au/lifelink/familyhistory/search?0 (replace dots)
I need to be able to search births, deaths or marriages (dropdown). I will be supplying first name and surname (eg. John Smith), a date range plus the Regn no. I simply want a response 0 (not found) or 1 (found).
(To test it search deaths for John Smith for any year from 1800 - 1983. You have to change the date dropdown to Yes and enter a date range. eg. 01 01 1920 to 31 12 1920)
Is anyone able to explain why the site is so difficult to access please? I believe it uses $_post, session variables and cookies. I have tried disabling cookies in my brower and the search still works so cookies can presumably be ignored.