Sharepoint and Offline Explorer

Author Message
Azzedine 04/01/2004 08:09 am
Hi all,

I`m searching an offline solution for Sharepoint v2.
I tried Offline Explorer but it doesn`t seem to be the right tool.
- Many problem in managing Javascript
- O.E use relative pathname and sharepoint Full pathname
Did anybody already have an experience using OE and Sharepoint.
Could someone share the information.

Many thanks in advance for help.

Regards,
Azzedine
Oleg Chernavin 04/01/2004 08:15 am
Can you tell me more about SharePoint - what is it and how can I look at it and how to reproduce these problems?

Thank you!

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Nigel Gibbons 05/06/2004 04:41 pm
> Hi all,
>
> I`m searching an offline solution for Sharepoint v2.
> I tried Offline Explorer but it doesn`t seem to be the right tool.
> - Many problem in managing Javascript
> - O.E use relative pathname and sharepoint Full pathname
> Did anybody already have an experience using OE and Sharepoint.
> Could someone share the information.
>
> Many thanks in advance for help.
>
> Regards,
> Azzedine

The only tool we have found taht does anything useful in terms of offline capabilities is from iOra - www.iora.com. Its is not cheap, it costs ?15k/server(cpu) and then there is a CAL (Client access Licence) of ?100. So it rather takes itself out of the SME and SOHO market. It`s still an imature product but it does work, and there is nothing else that gets close.
Nigel Gibbons 05/06/2004 04:42 pm
> Can you tell me more about SharePoint - what is it and how can I look at it and how to reproduce these problems?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff

There is loads of stuff including a Flash demo/presentation at http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/
Oleg Chernavin 05/06/2004 05:31 pm
Can you provide me with a link to a site that uses SharePoint? I will try to see what can be done.

Oleg.
RolandM 06/27/2005 12:01 pm
Hi,
I have been testing OE with a complex sharepoint site the whole day.

Actually, after having tested a lot of other products I have to admit that OE is handling sharepoint sites quite well. Of course there are some problem with Javascript and you have to use some workaround`s I have the impression that it makes the content of the site available offline, which is by far a lot better than all the other tools I`ve tried up to now.

regard
roland

> Hi all,
>
> I`m searching an offline solution for Sharepoint v2.
> I tried Offline Explorer but it doesn`t seem to be the right tool.
> - Many problem in managing Javascript
> - O.E use relative pathname and sharepoint Full pathname
> Did anybody already have an experience using OE and Sharepoint.
> Could someone share the information.
>
> Many thanks in advance for help.
>
> Regards,
> Azzedine
Oleg Chernavin 06/28/2005 04:12 am
Thank you for the information!

Oleg.
Tom 06/30/2005 01:41 pm
> Thank you for the information!
>
> Oleg.

Hello Oleg,

I just tried Offline Explorer Pro with Sharepoint and it reproduced the whole site very nicely.
One sad exception is that it does not download "any" files in the libraries, I get:

Document not found
This page is not accessible offline. Possible reasons: either it was an invalid link on the server or Project settings do not allow the page to be downloaded. In some cases, increasing Project Level setting should help.


Click here to go online:
URL-TO-MYFILE

Download the missing link now and add it to the selected Project.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Offline Explorer Pro 3.8 © 1997 - 2005, MetaProducts corp.


Once I click on "Download the missing link now and add it to the selected Project." it does just that and makes it available offline. I wonder, why this does not work automatically.

Any Idea?

Thank You,
Tom
Oleg Chernavin 07/01/2005 03:32 am
Can you give me particular URLs to test?

Oleg.
rolandM 11/16/2005 10:26 am
Hello,
I just tried to download an portal sharepoint server .net based aspx site and similar to my experiences with windows sharepoint services the whole downloads nicely. However I also experience problems accessing the attachment. I suspect the following javascript code to be the problem.

Is there any trick to make OE download this special link correctly?

I was trying with the OE Pro 4 Beta 2 version and sorry, as this is an intranet page I can` t post the URL.

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) {
var theform;
if (window.navigator.appName.toLowerCase().indexOf("microsoft") > -1) {
theform = document.Form1;
}
else {
theform = document.forms["Form1"];
}
theform.__EVENTTARGET.value = eventTarget.split("$").join(":");
theform.__EVENTARGUMENT.value = eventArgument;
theform.submit();
}
// -->
</script>

Any help greatly appreciated
roland
Oleg Chernavin 11/16/2005 10:48 am
Well, Offline Explorer supports these __doPostBack links well. You can probably notice that if you check the actual link (<a href=) - it should be changed to a normal link, rather than a script call.

If this doesn`t help, can you please send me the full source of the page (before it was loaded by Offline Explorer) by E-mail to support@metaproducts.com ?

Oleg.
rolandM 11/17/2005 04:08 am
Dear Oleg,
thank you very much for your prompt reply. I just sent a mail with the source to support@metaproducts.com.
Best regards
roland
> Well, Offline Explorer supports these __doPostBack links well. You can probably notice that if you check the actual link (<a href=) - it should be changed to a normal link, rather than a script call.
>
> If this doesn`t help, can you please send me the full source of the page (before it was loaded by Offline Explorer) by E-mail to support@metaproducts.com ?
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 11/22/2005 01:39 pm
Thank you! I am sorry that I am late with my answers. I am out of office now.

Oleg.