Downloading 'https:' external Links on 'Levels' tab
|Mrs E White||01/31/2017 06:25 am|
I download and update a website (cuttingthroughthematrix.com) once a week that has thousands of links to external news articles. Too many to download all at once. I have limited access to the internet. After updating the website i then use the 'Levels' tab to find the new news articles (greyed out links). I double click on the links, they are then downloaded into the default download folder. In the Properties section for the website i have the 'Link Conversion' set to 'Mixed Mode' so that the next time i update the website all the news articles that i download using the 'Levels' tab are now pointing offline.
The problem is the 'https:' links. They seem to be stored differently from the 'http:' links. The https: links are stored with 'https@' in front of them and the 'http:' links are not. So when i update the website with 'Mixed Mode' link conversion the 'https:' links are not recognised as having already been downloaded and remain pointing to the online web page.
My question is 'how do you get the program to recognise that the 'https:' link has already been loaded and have the link point offline.
Is it possible to have the 'https:' links stored (without the 'https@') the same as the 'http:' links when double clicked and downloaded within the 'Levels' tab. Would this solve the problem i'm having?
Thank you for your time, Mrs E White.
|Mrs E White||02/03/2017 04:54 am|
I am wondering if you are unable to answer my question? Is the website in question on some kind of List? An ISP or Government Blacklist Filter. My problem using your software affects all of the following sites:
The reason for saying this is I've tried twice before to get answers concerning this website and have twice been ignored!
Sincerely, Mrs E White.
|Oleg Chernavin||02/03/2017 05:57 am|
|Dear Mrs E White,
We are currently working on this issue. It was reproduced. Please give us 1-2 days to finish fixes and testing.
I will let you know once we have an updated version.
|Oleg Chernavin||02/05/2017 10:42 pm|
|Sorry that it took a while. Here is the fixed version of Offline Explorer Pro:
Please let me know how it works. Thank you!
|Mrs E White||02/06/2017 06:38 am|
Thanks very much for the update. It works for most of the websites on the list above except:
I don't know why but all the 'https:' links on this site have been rewritten as 'http:' links when viewed on the 'Levels' tab. The links all download fine as 'http:' but it seems like twice the work when they have already been downloaded as 'https:' links using one of the other sites. I don't know if it makes a difference but this site is a mirror site of 'http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/'.
The links on 'http://www.cuttingthrough.jenkness.com/' showed up the same as the other sites before this update.
I checked the site online and the news article links are still the same as the other websites with 'https:' on the front of some of the news article links. These websites are more or less all copies of each other.
Also the followiing links still won't point offline when the bulk of the sites are updated.
Sincerely, Mrs E White.
|Mrs E White||02/08/2017 03:34 am|
I must apoligise for wasting your time. The problem i had with 'www.cuttingthrough.jenkness.com' was my fault.
I left a 'URL substitution' rule in place for that website. I must have been trying to fix the initial problem and forgot about it. I am sorry!
Also please accept my thanks for fixing the 'https' problem in the 'Levels' tab. It is a big help in trying to keep an offline archive of the websites I mentioned above.
I have suggestions for additional features in the program which I will put forward using the appropriate form on the website.
Mrs E White.
P.S. I still can't get the two links above to point offline but no hurry for that one.
|Oleg Chernavin||02/23/2017 06:07 pm|
|Sorry that it took time to fix. Here is the updated version:
Regarding the suggestions - perhaps, I missed that E-mail. Can you please post them here?
|Mrs E White||02/25/2017 04:10 am|
Here are the suggestions I submitted earlier:
1. 'Right Click' context menus for links within 'Levels' tab
a, 'Go to Link Online'
b, 'Open Link Offline' (if already downloaded)
c, 'Download Link' (even if already downloaded as to update that single link)
and any others you think would be usefull.
2. 'Levels' tab link view toggle or filter.
a, 'Whole website' (as it is at the moment with internal and external links listed)
b, 'Internal Links Only' (only the internal links for the website downloaded)
c, 'External Links Only' (Shows external links to other webpages in a alphabetical list)
If number two is not possible then maybe another 'Tab' labelled 'External Web Links'? This would list all external web links in alphabetical order. These links as in the 'levels' tab can be 'double Clicked' to download and have the 'Right click' context menus mentioned above.
Thank for your time Oleg,
Sincerely, Mrs E White.
|Oleg Chernavin||02/26/2017 04:32 pm|
|These ideas are useful. I went ahead and added them. The new version is now available - 7.4 Service Release 1.
|Mrs E White||02/27/2017 04:03 am|
Thank you so much for the improvements. Very much appreciated.
Cheers, Mrs E White.
|Oleg Chernavin||02/27/2017 07:18 am|
|You are welcome!