Is this a toughie site or am I just dumb?

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Palo 10/18/2004 12:45 pm
Hello and thanks for this kick-a** tool!

I have one problem with my current project. I`m using the trial version of OE Pro 3.4 and I`m trying to download this medicine book:

http://harrisons.accessmedicine.com/harrisons/public/co_contents/toc.html

(if you cannot get to the site, this is what I did: I registered for a free trial of Harrison`s Online at www.accessmedicine.com and got this e-mail:

Your new free trial subscription id is trial-1154876357.

To complete the subscription process:
1. Go to the AccessMedicine home page
(www.AccessMedicine.com).
2. Click on the "Subscribe" button.
3. Click on the "Add a Subscription" button.
4. Confirm your account details by clicking the "Confirm" button
OR log in.
5. Copy your new subscription id exactly as it appears below into the
"Subscription Number/Free Trial Subscription ID" box and click on the "Subscribe" button.

Free Trial Subscription ID:
trial-1154876357

Note: The Free Trial Subscription ID number is case sensitive; all lower-case; no spacing.

You are now ready to use your free trial.

AccessMedicine Team
www.AccessMedicine.com )


OK, now no matter how my project is set-up in OEPro, instead of the actual chapters and pages all I get is these 13k long html forms which all require me to log in (login: kazimir password: sunshine). After I enter the login and pw nothing happens. I`ve looked up to the OE Help and these forums on downloading password-protected sites, but to no avail as of yet. Is there anyone who`s willing to help me with this project please?

Thank you for any help, I`d really appreciate it:)
Oleg Chernavin 10/18/2004 01:28 pm
Did you try the following:

You need to browse to the logon page of the site using the internal Browser of Offline Explorer Pro .

If you need to download the site immediately and only once, you can proceed with the logon and begin downloading the desired pages using Offline Explorer Pro . The program will use the session cookies of the logged on site from the internal browser.

You can also record the logon form contents in a Project, so that Offline Explorer Pro will know how to log itself on whenever you wish to download the site. This is useful when you want to schedule the site download or perform it later, or if you want to update the downloaded site in the future.

Once you have entered your username and password on the logon page in the internal browser, press and hold the Alt + Ctrl keys on your keyboard, click the Logon (or Submit) button in the Web form and release the keyboard buttons. You should get a new Project that contains the Web form information recorded in the URL field.

Adjust the Project settings as you wish (set the Level and other parameters) and click the OK button to save the Project. You may begin downloading at any time.

Note: The form recording method is supported only in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Offline Explorer.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Palo 10/18/2004 02:00 pm
> Did you try the following:
> > You need to browse to the logon page of the site using the internal Browser of Offline Explorer Pro .
> > If you need to download the site immediately and only once, you can proceed with the logon and begin downloading the desired pages using Offline Explorer Pro . The program will use the session cookies of the logged on site from the internal browser.
> > You can also record the logon form contents in a Project, so that Offline Explorer Pro will know how to log itself on whenever you wish to download the site. This is useful when you want to schedule the site download or perform it later, or if you want to update the downloaded site in the future.
> > Once you have entered your username and password on the logon page in the internal browser, press and hold the Alt + Ctrl keys on your keyboard, click the Logon (or Submit) button in the Web form and release the keyboard buttons. You should get a new Project that contains the Web form information recorded in the URL field.
> > Adjust the Project settings as you wish (set the Level and other parameters) and click the OK button to save the Project. You may begin downloading at any time.
> > Note: The form recording method is supported only in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Offline Explorer.
> > Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff


Spassibo Oleg,

but when you actually have a go at the URL, u will see the logon is not required upon entering the Table of Contnts itself, but rather upon clicking a chapter from it. This way (and of course with Ctrl-Alt) I can get the full contents of the chapter perhaps, but not the entire book, can I? How would you go about that?
Palo 10/18/2004 02:39 pm
> > Did you try the following:
> > > You need to browse to the logon page of the site using the internal Browser of Offline Explorer Pro .
> > > If you need to download the site immediately and only once, you can proceed with the logon and begin downloading the desired pages using Offline Explorer Pro . The program will use the session cookies of the logged on site from the internal browser.
> > > You can also record the logon form contents in a Project, so that Offline Explorer Pro will know how to log itself on whenever you wish to download the site. This is useful when you want to schedule the site download or perform it later, or if you want to update the downloaded site in the future.
> > > Once you have entered your username and password on the logon page in the internal browser, press and hold the Alt + Ctrl keys on your keyboard, click the Logon (or Submit) button in the Web form and release the keyboard buttons. You should get a new Project that contains the Web form information recorded in the URL field.
> > > Adjust the Project settings as you wish (set the Level and other parameters) and click the OK button to save the Project. You may begin downloading at any time.
> > > Note: The form recording method is supported only in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Offline Explorer.
> > > Best regards,
> > Oleg Chernavin
> > MP Staff
> > > Spassibo Oleg,
> > but when you actually have a go at the URL, u will see the logon is not required upon entering the Table of Contnts itself, but rather upon clicking a chapter from it. This way (and of course with Ctrl-Alt) I can get the full contents of the chapter perhaps, but not the entire book, can I? How would you go about that?

OK, I think I`m slowly getting the hang of this thing:

I open the link http://harrisons.accessmedicine.com/harrisons/public/co_contents/toc.html as a new project.

Since I`m not required to log in at this point, I put the login/password into the Project`s Properties/Advanced/Password/In HTML Forms, right?

then I set it to load only from the server, all directories, 2 levels deep (coz that`s all I need, don`t I).

I hit Download, it OE fetches some 16 files and comes up with this ridiculous error message:
Not enough disk space(-1 free, min 5242880 required):


My harddisks are half-full though, so what`s the deal?
Oleg Chernavin 10/19/2004 05:32 am
I think, it was fixed in the most recent versions. Can you please update to the following version of oe.exe file?

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/oep1831.zip

Oleg.
Palo 10/19/2004 05:24 pm
> I think, it was fixed in the most recent versions. Can you please update to the following version of oe.exe file?
> > http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/oep1831.zip
> > Oleg.

Bolshaya spassiba now! I don`t know whether I fixed the problem with the new .exe, or by selecting to download ONLY from the starting dir AND below. Either way, I got my book now!

Great product this OE Pro! :)
Oleg Chernavin 10/20/2004 01:26 am
You are welcome!

Oleg.