This Site Makes OE Go Mad!

Author Message
Fred 02/10/2005 03:43 am
Hi,

If you try to download http://www.chf.co.uk/, OEE (v3.6.1930) never stops! I let it go to 200,000 files in the queue then I gave up. (The site has nowhere near that many files.)

I tried to use URL substitution, but the URL that makes it go mad uses some complicated combination of POSTs, and I couldn`t figure it out! If you try to download the site, you can`t fail to miss the URL I mean, as it appears thousands of times in the queue (after a few hundred files have downloaded).

Any ideas?
Oleg Chernavin 02/10/2005 07:50 am
Can you please turn off HTML Forms processing in the Project Properties | Advanced? This should fix the problem.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Fred 02/11/2005 04:47 am
If I turn off HTML forms processing I don`t get the whole site.

For example, start the download (getting everything within the server) at:

http://www.chf.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=hits&goto=facts&hit_id=1

When it finishes, export the project (creating a contents file), then open the exported project and try to use either of the drop down boxes next to the `Go` buttons. They do not behave as they do if you browse (online) to the page above and use them.
Oleg Chernavin 02/11/2005 05:28 am
Yes, it is so. When you enable HTML Forms, Offline Explorer analyzes all forms and generates URLs to load all possible variants of them. The URLs look the same, but their POST requests are different.

Oleg.