How to get the name of the html file?

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    Hey guys, i know this is an old thread and all, but it relates the most to what i'm trying to do. The only question I have is how do you get the actual file name to download? In the example given where it uses "http://www.google.com/" for the source to copy, i'm trying to use it the same way, but the URLDownloadToFile doesn't work unless it is an actual file like "http://www.google.com/index.htm" or something like that.

    How do I get the name of the html file that is loaded when it is not specified in the address?

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    If the filename isn't specified, the browser looks for index.html or index.htm.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thread moved.

    Hey guys, i know this is an old thread and all, but it relates the most to what i'm trying to do.
    This refers to the thread: I need to open a web page from c++

    The only question I have is how do you get the actual file name to download? In the example given where it uses "http://www.google.com/" for the source to copy, i'm trying to use it the same way, but the URLDownloadToFile doesn't work unless it is an actual file like "http://www.google.com/index.htm" or something like that.
    You might want to state what exactly did you try and how does it not work.

    If the filename isn't specified, the browser looks for index.html or index.htm.
    I had the impression that it is the webserver that controls what page to serve as the index page, e.g., based on the DirectoryIndex configuration variable on Apache.
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    Code:
    URLDownloadToFile(NULL, &listText, "listTemp.txt", 0, NULL);
    when listText is "http://www.cppreference.com/stdstring/" it works
    when listText is "http://www.cppreference.com/stdstring/index.html" it works
    when listText is "http://www.cppreference.com/stdstring/strstr.html" it works
    when listText is "http://www.google.com/" it does not work

    What i mean by it does not work is that in my program, the URLDownloadToFile fails, and listTemp.txt is not created

    I know about automatically looking for index.html or index.htm, but when index.html is not found, how do you find the name of the html file that is loaded when you type the url in the browser?

    btw, even though the thread i replied to was in the c++ section, i'm actually using c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    I had the impression that it is the webserver that controls what page to serve as the index page, e.g., based on the DirectoryIndex configuration variable on Apache.
    I'm not sure. Maybe you're right. Maybe we're both right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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