The only way I can think of is to download every link found regardless of what it points to and save each one with an extra value added on to the name so that the offline copy will point to the proper links. If that is the only way, how would I go about doing it?
Here`s an example of what happens:
On the page "mb/gallery.php?mg=769&size=large", there is a link to "mb/gallery.php?v=0".
On the page "mb/gallery.php?mg=508&size=large", there is also a link to "mb/gallery.php?v=0".
When clicked, these two links will not display the same page.
In IE, if I open the first page, then open the second page in a separate window, then click on the link on the first page, I will be sent to the page that the second page should have sent me to instead of the first. So I believe it is based on the most recent page that was downloaded to the local machine.
This looks more like different cookies, but the problem remains the same.
OE would have to include referer and cookie value into the name of the
local file copy to overcome this problem, which would be total nonsense
for most other downloads.
Sorry, when I first pressed the send button the reply was
"document contains no data" so I clicked again. Then you
were so fast with your answer that my second try was
There is a similar problem also with filenames which are
different on the server but the same on the pc.
A page on a unix server could contain four different
images aa.jpg, aA.jpg, Aa.jpg, and AA.jpg which would all
be mapped to the same name on a windows machine.
Did you ever think about a name mapping for this type
of problem ?
> On the page "mb/gallery.php?mg=508&size=large", there is also a link to "mb/gallery.php?v=0".
> When clicked, these two links will not display the same page.
</GASP!> After spending an hour in the MPSC forums I finally found someone reporting the same problem. Unfortunately, Oleg has made it clear that there`s no solution. These two links result in a file download with the same name: Laetitia.jpg
The files are linked from different servers, but because of the Download.php widget, OE thinks that they`re coming from the main server and saves them in the same directory. Which results in all but the last-downloaded version of the file being clobbered.
Can I rename the downloaded files? If I could affix the "id=6937" to the Laetitia.jpg filename, or the file`s datestamp, or even just a random number, it would fix the problem.
Unfortunately, without being able to differentiate files (from different sources) with the same name, I cannot use OE to download these PHP forums; having the downloaded image files scrambled is worse than having them not download at all.
However this way Offline Explorer may download the same links many times again and again, so you have to watch the Queue all the time.