Recognise [1-10] as well as {:1..10}

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gb 03/16/2004 05:54 pm
The syntax {:1..10} to download a series of files is very useful.
However it seems to be nonstandard.
Often on the web, such series are instead identified using the simpler syntax [1-10].
This seems sensible and unambiguous, and also a common de facto standard.

Could you provide an option so that the new project wizard recognises this syntax, avoiding the need to manually convert between that syntax and OEpro`s?
Oleg Chernavin 03/17/2004 01:01 am
The only reason why we chose {: ..... } sequence is that it never appears in real Web URLs. Parts like [1-10] are really common.

So, just imagine that some Web site has a link http://www.srv.com/[1-10].htm - and this is a real file. Now Offline Explorer Pro starts loading files http://www.srv.com/1.htm to http://www.srv.com/10.htm, which do not exist. This would only lead to a problem.

Regarding series on the Web - can you tell me few examples?

Thank you!

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff