get a URL

Al Globus (
Wed, 8 Mar 1995 09:33:15 -0800

I need a very simple function that I'm sure
someone here has done.

void* getURL( char* url );

this functin takes a complete URL as input and returns
the contents of the file at that URL. I know I could
figure this puppy out from the http spec in a fairly
short time -- but it'd be even quicker to get what
someone has already done. It's obviously useful
for VRML. Thanx in advance.