Dropdown menu issue

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Bryan 12/05/2008 10:12 am
Oleg,

I am trying to capture a website that has a dropdown menu where you select an option then hit "Go" and it takes you to a new page associated with your selection. The new webpage that comes up still comes from the original website, so the new page isn''t sending me to a completely different website.

Right now, when I hit "go" I get "internet explorer cannot display the webpage"

If you need the webpage, I can email it to you.

Thank you!
Oleg Chernavin 12/05/2008 11:21 am
Please try to enable HTML Forms processing and script calculations in the Project Properties dialog - Parsing section. Then redownload the Project.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Bryan 12/05/2008 11:55 am
Oleg,

I tried what you said and the pages were downloaded. However, when going through the site and trying to hit "go" on one of the selections, html code is coming up instead of the webpage. I know the pages downloaded because they are in the folder and I can open and view them individually, but not when I try to view them while browsing the whole website.

Thanks.
Dr. Alastair 12/05/2008 12:13 pm
> Oleg,
>
> I tried what you said and the pages were downloaded. However, when going through the site and trying to hit "go" on one of the selections, html code is coming up instead of the webpage. I know the pages downloaded because they are in the folder and I can open and view them individually, but not when I try to view them while browsing the whole website.
>
> Thanks.

Hmm
maybe the menu is written as a flash object (*.swf) and has inside some actionscript code to redirect the browser to the URL you want when you hit "go"..

I have found such objects when dealing with other type of menus with different options and URLs, and if it is a swf then you have to obtain a flash decompiler and change the actionscript code to point to your hard drive instead of to the WWW and then compile the flash in an adobe flash compiler and choose the same name as the original object for your newly created modified SWF and then replace all such objects in the project folder with the modified one...

just my 2 cents
Bryan 12/05/2008 12:22 pm
Thanks for the reply.

They are cfm files.
Oleg Chernavin 12/05/2008 01:54 pm
Does the same happen when you browse inside Offline Explorer? If it works properly in the Internal browser, you can export the downloaded site to EXE viewer.

Oleg.
Bryan 12/05/2008 03:31 pm
> Does the same happen when you browse inside Offline Explorer? If it works properly in the Internal browser, you can export the downloaded site to EXE viewer.
>
> Oleg.

It works fine when browsing inside Offline Explorer. I''ve exported it as an exe file and it works.

But there is no way to make it viewable when browsing through the captured files? Just curious.

Thanks for the help as always!
Oleg Chernavin 12/05/2008 07:05 pm
The form with the drop-down box will generate a POST request, which is not supported at all on files level. EXE contains a small web server that understands such requests and it correctly shows files.

I am sorry, but it is the only way to get it working offline.

Oleg.
Bryan 12/08/2008 01:18 pm
Oh Ok. Thank you for the explanation.
Oleg Chernavin 12/08/2008 01:26 pm
You are welcome!

Oleg.