Funny Files in Directories

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henry Bai 03/21/2004 11:41 am
Hi! I just downloaded Offline Explorer and encounted a funny problem. I tried to download a site but encoutnered a funny problem when I enable "Explore all Possible Sub Directories". There would be wierd filesnames in he directories. default.htm, ?D=A, ?M=A, ?N=D, ?S=A etc. funny filenames woudl appear in the directories when I am downloading, appearinf the the Map tab. Its referer in the Queue Tab is the same filename itself...
Is this normal? Is there a way to get rid of it?

Thanks
henry Bai 03/21/2004 12:41 pm
Hmm.. I just did a log..
All it does is that whenever it meets a directory, it just download those files..
Heres the Log..

HTTP9: Connection: close
HTTP9: Content-Type: text/plain
HTTP2: GET /diamondjim/weeklys/web_media/week04/?D=A HTTP/1.0
HTTP2: Authorization: Basic V2luZEJsYWRlOmRvbm5vMQ==
HTTP2: Accept: */*
HTTP2: Accept-Language: en-us,zh-hk;q=0.7,zh-tw;q=0.3
HTTP2: Referer: http://www.freepoollessons.com/diamondjim/weeklys/web_media/week04/
HTTP2: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98)
HTTP2: Host: www.freepoollessons.com
HTTP2: Cookie: intellilinkid=1074400019; count=4
HTTP2: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
HTTP2: Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 17:30:19 GMT
HTTP2: Server: Apache/1.3.29 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/4.3.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2634 mod_ssl/2.8.16 OpenSSL/0.9.7a
HTTP2: Connection: close
HTTP2: Content-Type: text/html
QUEUE: Parsing (0) http://www.freepoollessons.com/diamondjim/weeklys/web_media/week04/?D=A
Rejected URL (URL Filters | Directory): http://www.freepoollessons.com/icons/
HTTP2: GET /diamondjim/weeklys/web_media/week04/?M=A HTTP/1.0
HTTP2: Authorization: Basic V2luZEJsYWRlOmRvbm5vMQ==

Veblin 03/21/2004 03:12 pm
Yes that is normal.

If the default page is a list of files available on the server, those correspond to the sorting links at the top of the default page.

Name Last Modified Size Desciption

They are diferent ways to sort the default page.
N=A Name Ascending
N=D Name Descending
M=A Modified Ascending
M=D Modified Descending
S=A Size Ascending
S=D Size Descending
D=A Desciption Ascending
D=D Description Descending
Oleg Chernavin 03/22/2004 07:24 am
Yes, Offline Explorer loads these links because they are listed in the directory listing pages.

To exclude these pages from downloading, please use URL Filters | Filename | Custom Configuration | Excluded keywords list. Just add the following line there:

?[a-z]=[a-z]$

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff