Problem using URL substitues

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Keith Mason 05/22/2004 12:26 pm
When using the URL substitutes feature (when causing it to only change the name of the file on disk, not the URL being downloaded), OE doesn`t remember the original URL. This is problematic because if a project is re-downloaded at a later date, OE starts using the local file names as URLs, and those don`t reference actual URLs on the website.

e.g., if a page is http://web.archive.org/web/19980530120000/abc.html and I use URL substitution to replace /199805 with /199805/ (making a deeper directory level), then when I go to download at a later date, OE tries to download http://web.archive.org/web/199805/30120000/abc.html

This kind of URL substitution is necessary because the "Prevent download directories from overloading" feature only applies to too many files in a directory, not to too many subdirectories in a directory. Since Internet archive puts the full timestamp as a directory name, this would result in millions of directories being created inside of one parent directory. That seriously overloads Windows.
Oleg Chernavin 05/22/2004 12:40 pm
Keith,

I am sorry, but I don`t have a solution to that URL Substitutes update problem. I could record original URL of a saved file somewhere, but it may happen that URL Substitutes rules will be used to make two simular files from different URLs. In this case, it will be impossible to understand, which exact URL was used to load the file.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff