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looking for a function that will load a URL into a character array

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I am looking for a C++ function that I can give an URL and that will load the html and make it stream avalaible to me. Something like this:

char* s;
s = load("http://www.cnn.com");

Marc
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by:Exceter
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>> char* s;

This is a pointer and cannot store anything.

>> s = load("http://www.cnn.com");

You can do it like this however,

char s[100];
strcpy( s, "http://www.cnn.com" );
cout << s << endl;

-- output --
http://www.cnn.com

Cheers!
Exceter

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DanRollins earned 125 total points
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Do you want to download a webpage?
If so, the easiest way is probably to use
     XmlHttpRequest
or
     UrlDownloadToFile

A similar question has been asked here:
      http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Cplusplus/Q_20663821.html
and plenty of code is provided.

-- Dan
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