I belive the IE com control can do exactly what you want... for example 
consider netcaptor.

Shannon

>From: "Jeff Schilling" <jeff.schilling / s1.com>
>Reply-To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
>To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
>Subject: Re: HTML control for windows
>Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 00:13:47 +0900
>
>I would like it to appear in a controlled window (a subpane) of my app.
>
>I would imagine that this would require some integration with the GUI
>library.
>
>-Jeff
>"Shannon Fang" <xrfang / hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:F154Euk97FiS1tTrv9m0000e6ba / hotmail.com...
> > Can you use WIN32OLE to call IE?
> >
> > Shannon
> > >From: jeff / manicwave.com (Jeff Schilling)
> > >Reply-To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> > >To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
> > >Subject: HTML control for windows
> > >Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 21:21:37 +0900
> > >
> > >Does anyone know of any work to embed an HTML display control in any
> > >of the GUI libraries for ruby?
> > >
> > >I would like to display HTML in a window.  VR? SWIN? FOX?
> > >
> > >Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > >-Jeff
> >
> >
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