Parsing SWF files for XML data

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David Elliott 01/12/2010 06:51 am
Not sure what settings would help here

.swf files contain links to .flv files and .xml files which in turn contain links to images, data, etc. The .flv and .xml files are not downloaded and not parsed although included in the project properties.

For example see http://www.deecaffari.co.uk/en/about_dee.html

Any ideas?

Thanks
Oleg Chernavin 01/12/2010 08:59 am
Such sites are hard to download. Very often links are calculated dynamicly inside Flash applets. I would suggest you to select the Project that partially downloaded the site, click the AutoSave button on the Internal Browser toolbar and then click Browse. Offline Explorer Pro should download missing files.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
David Elliott 01/12/2010 10:09 am
Thanks - in this case the links are fixed - the .swf file downloads OK

This means we would have to browse the whole site to find any missing links - for 1,000+ sites, this is a tall order. Could such things be logged so at least we'd know where to look for problems.

If downloaded with autosave - will they be updated when the site is refreshed.

Thanks, David
Oleg Chernavin 01/12/2010 11:01 am
Yes, the files are logged in the Project's URLs field. You will see that it has new links added there.

I am sorry that it requires a lot of manual work. But at least it is some kind of solution.

Oleg.