While I can't speak for Simon, I think he might have just been discouraged...from your proceeding post, it is really hard to know "where to start" to try to help you...
"No go" doesn't tell us much that is useful. You didn't include any code fragments, so we don't know what the "it" is that you tried, and provided no description of output or error messages - We might want to help, but how can we respond to that?
This is a little better, as you indicate you have output on the page but are not displaying output form the "cURL code", but again you have not described the "it" that you have included, or indicated how you "have" it "inside" the .shtml code - we can't guess the particulars of what you are trying to do, and can't see what you have done in attempting to accomplish it.
Without those things, the only thing your post in this thread seems to have in common with the original poster's, is that...well, what exactly? Your script is "gagging" on the inability to use Allow Url Fopen? You are also trying to implement "cURL" to fetch the contents of an external webpage?
I have a couple of friendly suggestions. First, don't take Simon's post so personally; while it was posted in response to your post, he clearly said "this whole thread", and I interpreted it to refer to the general circumstance of web "developers" attempting to "casually" adopt/use technologies with which they are not familiar and that they don't understand.
Secondly, you might want to review the classic internet resource on how to ask questions the smart way. This suggestion is not intended to belittle or ridicule you in any way (I review that page periodically myself, because it is so useful).
Finally, once you have a "good question" (in the sense of the above reference), start a new thread that deals with the particulars of your circumstance, rather than "hijacking" an existing thread than might seem similar, but might be sufficiently different in circumstances to yours that dealing with your issue in that thread could confuse the original poster, those trying to help, or other readers looking for help.
Please understand that none of what I have written is intended to be unkind; I'd like to see your problem get some attention, and that is my sole purpose in responding to your post.