Problems with links that contain query strings

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Robert Sukharev 03/29/2006 07:01 am
In creating an archive of www.prudential.com, I ran into a problem with some links that contain query strings. In some cases, the link is modified and the query string is dropped while the corresponding page still contains the query sting with the ? replaced by the @. That makes the file extension look like html@quad=two&name=realestate and the page displays the source code instead of being interpreted properly by the browser. But other identical links and pages are processed correctly.
Robert.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Dear Robert,

Can you please tell me, which particular links on which pages fail to translate correctly?

Thank you.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Robert Sukharev 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> Dear Robert,
>
> Can you please tell me, which particular links on which pages fail to translate correctly?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MetaProducts corp.

Oleg,
Thank you for responding.

Two examples of a problem link are under the GROW heading on www.prudential.com
There are: How fit is your portfolio? and Rollover in the right direction
Two examples of links without problems are under the PROTECT heading on www.prudential.com
There are: Why take unnecessary risk? and Make sure you are covered

Thank you.
Robert
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
I just checked these links. I loaded the first page with few extra links, including the two problem ones. They browsed well inside Offline Explorer.

I suspect that you browse the site outside Offline Explorer. If so, I would recommend you to export the Project (File | Export) using standard extensions, which will let browser know that it displays HTML file.

Please let me know if this helps or not.

Oleg.
Robert Sukharev 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> I just checked these links. I loaded the first page with few extra links, including the two problem ones. They browsed well inside Offline Explorer.
>
> I suspect that you browse the site outside Offline Explorer. If so, I would recommend you to export the Project (File | Export) using standard extensions, which will let browser know that it displays HTML file.
>
> Please let me know if this helps or not.
>
> Oleg.

Oleg,

Thank you again.
I`m browsing the site inside the Offline Explorer and that is where the problem is occuring.
But I also followed you sujestion to Export the downloaded data and it did the job. At this point, I will go with that solution.

Robert.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
This strange that you have problems inside Offline Explorer - do you have its Internal HTTP server turned on while browsing? You should have http://127.0.0.1:800/... addresses while browsing.

Oleg.