[MP Inquiry] Problem with organizing downloaded articles

Author Message
Surfactant 01/31/2013 07:24 am
Dear Sir,

I'm trying to organize a large amount of downloaded articles in Inquiry.

All those articles are contained in a temporary folder.

Separately I set up a storage folder, in which I build a sophicated hierachy of subfolders.
What I want to do is to move all the articles in the temporary folder, one by one, into the hierachy of subfolders.

Woth Windows file explorer, the orginazing work would be easy to handle by opening two explorer windows, one as the source window and the other as the destination window.

With Inquiry, I ran into trouble: when I open two windows of Inquiry, folders in the No.2 window refuse to accept the dragged articles from the No.1 window.

Could you kindly propose a solution?

Andrey Filatkin 01/31/2013 07:40 am
Dear Sir,

It's new idea for us. And this is a very interesting idea. We will try to add such dragging quickly. Please wait 1-2 days for the result.

Best regards,
Andrey Filatkin
MP Staff
Surfactant 01/31/2013 08:51 am
Great thanks for your quick response!
Surfactant 02/01/2013 09:05 am
And could you provide some clues about the difference between the Pro edition and the Std edition?

Surfactant 02/01/2013 10:49 am
Dear Sir,

I'm dissapointed with your purchase support guy.
Several days ago I asked through the online support system about how to buy another licence of MP Inquiry from China, but never got any feedback.

For the purchase process, I want to pay with Alipay which is popular and convinient in China.
My understanding is that I need only leave my email address for your company to deliver software license.
My residential address is not needed, since no CD-ROM is needed to be shipped.
Is my undertanding right?

Woud appreciate if you can kindly help check the answer.

Andrey Filatkin 02/01/2013 11:03 am

1. New Inquiry beta with drag drop from one Inquiry application to other will available at Monday or Tuesday.
2. I forward your question to us support. I hope you get the answer here.
3. In the Pro edition you can: create new bases (collections) and switch them; bibliography; and javascript plugins.

Best regards,
Andrey Filatkin
MP Staff
Surfactant 02/03/2013 03:33 am
Another problem:

When I drag a group of links to a storage folder, if the file of one of the links is already present in the folder, there would be a pop-up window requesting action -- three options "Save" "Replace" "Cancel".

I tried to press "Cancel" and downloading of all the other links would be cancelled.

It seems to be reasonable to add an option of "Skip", for skipping only the repetitive link.

Surfactant 02/03/2013 03:34 am
Thank you so much for the feedback!
Lena Klimova 02/03/2013 08:30 am
Dear Sir,

Thank you for contacting us. We sell our software via authorized reseller Avangate. To purchase, you must provide the following information to Avangate: first name and last name, postal address, zip code, county, country, phone and email address.

You registration key will be sent to your email address.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further question.

Best regards,

| Lena Klimova
| Customer Service Representative
| MetaProducts Corporation
| Lena.Klimova@metaproducts.com
| www.metaproducts.com
Surfactant 02/04/2013 12:50 am
Hi, Andrey,

Would need your help with Javascript again.

I'd like to extract the date information from the body of a webpage donwloaded.
I want to use it as the prefix of saved webpages.

The date contained in the webpage is in standardized format like: 2013? 02? 01? (?/?/? are chinese characters corresponding to Year Month Day).

I know that in JavaScript, pattern can be used to extract this information.
But I have no clues about handling the content of the whole webpage as long string.

If possible, could you kindly help?
If it's a time-consuming programming job, could you simply give me some info about relevant Object/Method/Function?

Thanks a lot!

(an example webpage is like this http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20130201/rlw084838.asp)
Surfactant 02/04/2013 01:26 am
Hi, Andrey,

I have just updated to Inquire Pro 1.10 .592 Release.

Could you kindly give me a hint about how to activate Inquiry in my Chrome?

Surfactant 02/04/2013 01:30 am
I just find the Inquiry extension in the Chrome Store. Done!
Surfactant 02/04/2013 03:07 am
Hi Audrey

I bought the new version Pro 1.10.592 Release about 1 hour ago on another computer.
Unfortunately, the downloading process crashed again and agai.
I was told "MetaProducts Inquiry Utility has stopped working."

My operation is dragging a group of links from Google Reader to a folder in the side bar of IE 9 + Win 7 32bit.
With my prior version Pro 1.9, I never ran into this problem.

It seems that I have no choice but to turn back to 1.9.

It is a bug?

Surfactant 02/04/2013 06:18 am
I'm almost driven crazy by the crash.

Most time when I drag ~20 links to the storage for downloading, the downloader would crash at no.7 or no.8 link.

"MetaProducts Inquiry Utility has stopped working" (translated from Chinese)

Please !!!
Andrey Filatkin 02/04/2013 06:24 am

Yes, it's a bug.
I'm sorry but I need to end one big task and it requires all my time now. I plan to done it today and I going to work with your requests tomorrow.
Surfactant 02/04/2013 06:32 am
Hi, Andrey,

No problem. Thanks!
Andrey Filatkin 02/07/2013 04:44 am

New beta is available -

It includes: 1) dragging from one window to another; 2) 'Skip' instead of 'Cancel' in the links loader.

I cannot reproduce the crash with links downloader. Most probable it depends on webpages that loaded. Can you send me some list of your links?

Best regards,
Andrey Filatkin
MP Staff
Andrey Filatkin 02/07/2013 05:18 am
Simple JavaScript example for this site. It's not complicate, only example.

//Name=China WSJ

function MP_PreSave() {
var dre1, dmn, host, date, title;

dre1 = new RegExp(/[^\/]+\/\/([^\/]+)(?:\/(.*))?/);
dmn = document.URL.match(dre1);
if (dmn) {
host = dmn[1].toLowerCase();
if (host == "cn.wsj.com") {
date = document.getElementById('thedate').innerText;
title = document.title;
IQ.Saver.Title = date + ' ' + title;
Surfactant 02/07/2013 06:56 am
Hi, Andrey, Thanks for your work!

I installed the beta version.

Now, I can drag/drop pages from one Inquiry window to anthor.
But, the bigger problem is that, now I CANNOT drag a group of links from webpage to the stroage folder.

And later I would try to tell you more details about the crash problm.

Surfactant 02/10/2013 12:58 pm
Hi, Andrey,

I tried to use the beta version to test the crash problem of the link downloader, but, unfortunately, the new version seems to completely disable the function of dragging a group of links to a stroage foder.

In other words, now the folder would accept webpages dragged from another window, but REFUSE to accept links dragged from the current web page. Then I could not work completely.

Could you test it again? Thanks
Surfactant 02/10/2013 01:00 pm
drag one link one time => ok
drag 2+ links one time => no way
Andrey Filatkin 02/11/2013 01:30 am

All are ok on my computer. What is your Windows and IE versions? I will try to test Inquiry with them.

Andrey Filatkin
Surfactant 02/11/2013 05:24 am
Win 7 Home + IE 9.012

Andrey Filatkin 02/12/2013 07:18 am
I'm sorry, I cannot resolve this issue. Dragging works in Win8+IE10, works in WinXP+IE8 and works in IE9 in Win7. But it not works in Inquiry Browser in Windows7. And it not works with Inquiry 1.10.592. I think this depends on some system registry settings but I cannot find any info about them.
Is such dragging was really working with your previous Inquiry? What it was version?

Best regards,
Andrey Filatkin
MP Staff
Surfactant 02/12/2013 08:44 am
Hi Andrey,

I checked again: uninstall the beta version, install my prervious one 1.10 .592.

For MetaProducts Inquiry 1.10.592, no problem with draging links to folder, but the link downloader crashs frequently.

It's sure.

Andrey Filatkin 02/13/2013 06:10 am
Oh, I found it!
Please get the new beta (1.11.603) - http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/iqsetup.exe
Surfactant 02/14/2013 08:45 am
Hi, Andrey,

I've installed the new beta version.
It seems that the bug is gone, and I can drop links to folder.

Let me try to download more articles to check the crash problem.

Surfactant 02/15/2013 02:51 am
Hi, Andrey,

Weeks ago, you wrote an ad remover for me as below
function remove(nodes) {
var node;
for (i = nodes.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
node = nodes[i];

function MP_PreSave() {

var dre1, dmn, host, classes, ids;
dre1 = new RegExp(/[^\/]+\/\/([^\/]+)(?:\/(.*))?/);

dmn = document.URL.match(dre1);
if (dmn) {
host = dmn[1].toLowerCase();
if (host == "www.businessweek.com") {
classes = '.advertisement, .banner_ad';
ids = '#google_ads, #taboola-grid-2x2, #taboola-text-links, #taboola_wrapper, #bw_mall';
remove(document.querySelectorAll(classes + ', ' + ids));
I tried to adapt it for other website.

I noticed that in your code certain parts are removed from the original document.
I wonder whether it's possible to extract only one part from the webpage.

For example, in the following page, I want to save only the contents in <div id="A">...</div>.

Could you help write an example for me?

Andrey Filatkin 02/15/2013 02:56 am

It's a hard task with the current Inquiry plugins system. I need some time for it. Please wait the next week.

Thank you for your interest to Inquiry!
Surfactant 02/16/2013 08:05 am
Hi, Andrey, Thank you!
surfactant 02/27/2013 09:42 am
Hi, Andry,

Could you spend a little time help writing a preliminary example as referred to several days ago?

Andrey Filatkin 02/28/2013 12:11 am
I cannot do it with current plugin API. I need to extend it before. I plan to do it in a few days.
surfactant 02/28/2013 12:39 am
Andrey, Thanks!