I am trying to download our internal MOSS (Sharepoint) site. Everything works fine except the dynamic menu.
The portal is quite big, so I have created a very simple asp.net application. It has one master page, one page in the root directory (based on the master page) and one page in subdirectory (also based on the master page).
The master page has a asp.net menu control that is being populated from a .sitemap file (xml-like file).
When I try to download this simple site the OE behaves very weird. On one run the menu works fine on a page in a root directory but not on the other, on another run it does not work at all, etc.
I have had dozens of runs and could not identify the pattern when it works and when it does not. I cleared cache, deleted project files... everything.
It seems like something is going wrong when working with WebResource.asxd file.
Would appreciate any suggestion.
Just to let you know that the OE works fine with the sharepoint sites. At least with our one. Except just one problem - dynamic menu loaded by WebResource.axd handler. I initially thought that the problem was indeed with the sharepoint site. But I then created a simple asp.net site with just 2 pages (no sharepoint) and there was the same problem. Dynamic menu was not working properly. Something wrong with referencing WebResource.axd file after all files have been downloaded.
Have you come across this problem before?
Thank you again.
I think I figured out what the problem was.
We conciously changed "Identify as" setting to Web Downloader. We did that because our portal has several master pages and depending on the identity it displays/hides some specific sharepoint stuff (e.g. editorial panel, search panel, etc.) that is not needed in the offline copy.
So, we changed "Identify as" setting back to IE and menu works fine.
Is that a known issue for Web Downloader?
Anyway, thank you for your help.
I though have anoher question (if required I can start a different thread).
I want to autoexport the site after download into a help (chm) file. According to OE help I added the following command:
Additional=AutoExport=c:\export\;1014 but it still exports the files into a directory.
Could you please correct this line to autoexport the site into HTML help file?
Regarding autoexport - yes, there is a bug. I just fixed it. You may download the updated oe.exe file here: