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Simple way to pass request in browser URL
Sep 24 2010 at 11:25 PM
To explain my request. I am a retired programmer attempting to do some work for a charity (Children's Hospital Book Sales). I have been asked to look up pricing on older books for pricing of the books for sales. Currently I do a search by author on a Web site then save the results to a text file which I can process, to extract:title, publish date, isbn, etc. Some authors will only return a page or two of data but with authors such as Isac Assimov a search will return over 4000 titles without some sort of filtering on the search. But filtering looses information.
I am familiar with C, C++, C## (but very rusty now) and much less familiar with .net and such. I would assume I would normally write a web service client to obtain the data, but this is an area I am completely unfamiliar with.
My hope is I can simply pass (in some manner) the URL and parameters (as belwo) that the browser string shows.
Perhaps this is exactly what a web client does??
1)Can I do this without writing a web client.
2)What are the language requirements ( using the visual express compilers) hopefully can be done in a C derivative.
3)Can you point me to any tutorials or samples.
4)Suggestions to pass the URL to a browser???
As I say I am very rusty and simply trying to help out a charity rather than attempting to re-learn probramming.
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