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how to make a web browser in c++. actually i dont have any idea to do so and hence dont know how to proceed. is there any thing apart from c++ required to make it. any help, links to tutorials, etc etc will also be useful.

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The first thing you will need to know about is network sockets and how data packets are sent and received via HTTP.

You will then need to parse the HTML you get back from the web server, so you will need to understand HTML code. You will need to understand the commands that define how the page should look, and how links and so on should work.

Once you have parsed the HTML, you then need to be able to render the text and graphics to display the page.

This is for a very basic web browser. You may also want to add a JAVA parser and allow for flash plugins.

If you just want to do it as a programming exercise, then it can be quite interesting and fun. If you want to make the next firefox or IE, then I suggest you try something easier first. If you justr want to display a help file or home page from the internet, then either invoke a web browser from your code, or use some sort of Windows component.

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