How to make URL connection and read from URL

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    Smile How to make URL connection and read from URL

    Hello everyone,

    I've been looking for this for days, but I can't find anything. I want to make a URL connection and read from that URL. I will use that to parse XML. I don't think parsing the XML would be a problem because I've read about some libraries that can do this.

    The problem is making the URL connection and reading from it. Is there a library to do this? I've done it in PHP and Java, but I'm new to C and I can't find it.

    Thanks in advance,

    Antonio

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    I'm sure there are libraries that do this, but I've never used them. You'll want to look into sockets - as they're a very big part of doing networking in C. Create a socket to the desired address on port 80, send an HTTP request for the file you want, and then read from the socket.

    edit: Beej's Guide is a very good introduction to sockets: http://www.beej.us/guide/bgnet/

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    @sean, Thanks a lot. I didn't know about sockets, I'll definitely check that out. Thanks so much for the link to the guide d—(^_^)—b

    @Memloop, thanks for your suggestion, I've used cURL for PHP and I was kind of looking for a similar thing.

    Thank you all!

    Antonio

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