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johan eriksson 03/29/2006 07:00 am
I was just wondering about sites that have a lot of files like http://www.xxx.com/list2.php?big=j3&page=2&image_name=j3/photo13.jpg

how do I only get the pictures and not the referals.... It slows the system down to a halt :)

ok thanx...
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
This is easy to do. Simply uncheck the whole File Filters | Text category in the left tree. This will force Offline Explorer to download all files, get links from HTMLs and save only Images and other files that you keep enabled.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
johan eriksson 03/29/2006 07:00 am
ah yes, thank you.
Too bad it still slows the program down to a halt, when it encounters these php files :(
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Probably, there is a very long parsing queue. You can see it in the Status Bar on the left. If there is a message Parsing (XX), where XX is the number and it is not decreasing significantly, please try to set delay between downloads in the Options dialog, say to 10 seconds. This will slow down downloading a bit and Offline Explorer Pro will be able to process data.

If this doesn`t help, please let me know.

Oleg Chernavin.
Pete Riley 03/29/2006 07:00 am
I believe that PHP sites create each individual web page "on-the-fly", so you have to wait for every page to be created by the PHP server before you can even download them. The delay is waiting for the generation of the pages on the server, not waiting for the downloads. There is probably nothing that Offline Explorer can do to change this.

(HTML pages, on the other hand, are all created before you visit the web site. All you have to do is download them.)

I work around this by only downloading the top-level pages of a PHP discussion site (the "index" pages) into Offline Explorer. This has the advantage that you don`t have to wait for index pages to reload when you click "Back" in your browser. If a topic on the discussion board interests me, only then do I download the actual topic (online, not offline).

Of course, this way, not all pages are "offline" as you want. For me, this is acceptable because I only want to download the discussion topics that interest me.

Pete
Pete Riley 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Oh, I just re-read your initial post and maybe you`re not trying to download a PHP Discussion Board. My mistake.

I`m no expert with Offline Explorer, but perhaps it would be possible to get all the images from a site by only downloading image types or perhaps by excluding the string php. ???

Pete
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> I`m no expert with Offline Explorer, but perhaps it would be possible to get all the images from a site by only downloading image types or perhaps by excluding the string php. ???

No, it is not possible, because images usually reside inside HTML files (PHP-generated), so the HTML (PHP) should be loaded first to get the link to an image.

Oleg.