Exploring potential parallel links

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Robert 11/27/2003 06:33 pm
Does Offline Explorer have a feature to do this? For example let`s say there are a series of links:

server.com/page40/news1.htm
server.com/page40/news2.htm
ect...

possibly, even though there are no links to them anymore, there still exists

server.com/page39/news1.htm
server.com/page39/news2.htm
ect...

If not, it would be nice to have a `explore potential parallel links` checkbox, to old content no longer linked, but still on a server.
Oleg Chernavin 11/28/2003 04:24 am
Well, it is impossible to predict how parallel files could be named on the server. But in the case like you describe, it is easy to use URL Macros to check such links.

If you would use the following starting Project URL, you will get all possible directories on the site from /page1/ to /page99/:

http://server.com/page{:1..99}/news1.htm

You can use the following URL to load all possible news articles automatically:

http://server.com/page{:1..99}/news{:1..9}.htm

This feature is available in Offline Explorer Pro. You can download it here:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/opsetup.exe

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Robert 11/29/2003 03:34 pm
Perfect! I`ll definately check out the Pro version.

I had just one more question: is it possible to allow the initial page of a project to follow links outside of the initial server, but limit the level 1 links to only explore links within thier own server?
Oleg Chernavin 12/02/2003 01:29 pm
Well, I would suggest you to split that to two Projects - one Project will allow loading from all sites, except the starting one (the first URL wil be loaded, but not other files on the starting site) and another one will allow downloading on the starting site only.

Oleg.