: I have been looking for the last 5 hours through everything I could find on any website about this. I have exausted every resource I can think of other than asking someone.
: So here goes...
: Let's say I want to write a program to connect to a web server and input a value. How do I go about doing it. I assume I Have to place the value into the variable that the server uses for it. But, honestly I have no idea. Google isn't helping, I can't find it in any book. I can't find it anywhere. Maybe someone here has a better clue where I can look.
: Incase I wasn't completely clear.
: Assume that I am trying to log into a website from my c program. I can't find any header file or library for this. I have a feeling someone is going to tell me to learn sockets. I know them, maybe not good enough, but in my reading, I find nothing on connecting to a website.
Sockets may be an idea, but if you plan on coding for the internet, C is not the easiest road to travel. You will end up writing Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs. People did this 10 years ago.
Nowadays there are much easier tools to create webapplications, like ASP, PHP and, even better and newer, ASP.Net.
If you want to connect to web servers only, not having user interfaces, then you will want to use the Http api, available trough H_ttpapi.dll (leave out the underscore, without it programmersheaven translates it into a hyperlink).
That dll exists standard on Windows XP Sp2 and Windows Server 2003.
If you are not coding on Windows, I can't help you any further.