Blogspot image trouble

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JMC 12/01/2011 07:25 pm
I've been trying to download some stuff that is hosted on Blogspot, and I've run into troubles.

It seems that not all pictures download properly. Some of them do, but many times I get images that do not display. When I go look for the corresponding file on my hard drive it does exist -- so I think it isn't trouble with levels, as the file seemingly does get downloaded. However, it is a tiny file, usually ~300bytes, that Windows Picture Viewer reports as corrupted. Anyone know what's going on?
Oleg Chernavin 12/02/2011 09:26 am
I think, these files are just redirection HTML files to another location. Can you show me a few particular examples?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
JMC 12/03/2011 05:43 pm
Hmm I wrote a reply with some more specifics, but apparently it was never posted.
Maybe it had to do with the HTML I put in the message, I don't know, I'll try to give you as much info as I can without actually writing any actual tags :)

In any case, it appears you are correct.
I opened some of the offending images in notepad and found either one of two things.

One was a small html document with a simple javascript that said:
if (top.location != self.location) top.location = self.location;
(That was the only line of script)
and below it, had an img with src=(image location).

Some of the other "images" had only a single line with a META tag in the head, and looked something like:
[META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=USA 3.jpg"][TITLE]302 File moved[/TITLE]
Despite the "File moved" title, however, the picture on the website worked just fine.

I'm not really sure what to do to get OE to download these images. Any help would be great!
Oleg Chernavin 12/04/2011 05:33 am
Can you please try to post the URL again? Or I can write you directly to the address you left in the forum.

Oleg.
JMC 12/04/2011 03:05 pm
Sure thing.
Here is one example of the javascript situation I was talking about (on the linked image):
http://www.psdisasters.com/2008/03/jordache-attack-of-pod-people.html

In this instance:
http://www.psdisasters.com/2011/05/bennigans-stump-hands.html
... is where I get one of those meta tag deals (on the smaller image, not the linked larger one).
Oleg Chernavin 12/05/2011 07:35 am
I found the reason of the problem. The page links to:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EHZsoUS6SIA/R84Yk5xDSNI/AAAAAAAAABg/0NaFizv4iAk/s1600-h/jordache.jpg

This appears an HTML file. But Offline Explorer doesn't follow its link, because you disallowed loading HTML files from non-starting server. I would suggest you to add to URL Filters - Server - Included list:

blogspot.com

If you do not allow URL Filters - Directory to be loaded from any place, also add to the Directories Included list:

http://*.blogspot.com/*

Oleg.