The fault of default.htm

Ashwin Amladi
03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Sir,

Why does OEP append `default.htm` while dragging and dropping from the internal browser?

The problem? SOME sites respond with a URL not found message. Some sites do work with a `default.htm` in the URL.

Of course, one can always choose project properties and manually delete the `default.htm` part from the URL, while retaining the forward slash. OEP will now download the project.

Maybe, OEP could try appending `index.html` to the project. Or `index.htm`. Or `defaul.html`. But a forward slash `/` always works!


Oleg Chernavin
03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Ashwin,

Thank you for asking. Offline Explorer keeps records on which URLs end with / and which - not. If it can`t find the corresponding URL in the records, it appends default.htm, because it is very common default HTML filename in Internet.

I am going to improve that code in future versions, so it will be able to contain more records and detect such addresses more reliably.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.