problems with campus.esri.com

Author Message
Alex Jones 02/23/2006 05:28 pm
Hello. I`m trying to offline a free online GIS training course from campus.esri.com but am having no luck. I believe the problem is related to the cookie-based login feature of the site but I`ve tried several options to no avail. I`m trying to offline the following URL and all associated links, images, etc below it.

http://campus.esri.com/acb2000/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&Product_ID=779&CATID=84

The page has a "Try Now" link which required a login (login is automatic if the cookie is set). I`m trying to offline 2 - 4 levels but am having no luck.

Can anyone help?
-Alex
Oleg Chernavin 02/26/2006 08:05 am
It is easy to download this type of site.
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