Download PDFs on redirect

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Download PDFs on redirect
« on: September 13, 2015, 03:47:03 AM »
Hi. Sorry for my English. It's not so good yet.
Anyway... I've got a problem with a registered version of A1 Website Download.
When I try to download a website that contains redirect links to PDF documents, the software downloads broken and unusable PDFs.

You  can test this issue tryng to connect to www.sied.it:
- click on "Eventi" on the left column;
- click on "Corso Nazionale SIED 2015" in the middle of the page;
- choose one of the PDFs at the bottom of the page, for example "Locandina".

I've got more than 1000 PDFs to download and none of them work after using A1 Website Download.
Otherwise, is there a way to tell the software to save the files, downloaded after a redirect, with their original filenames? A1 Website Download renames them to MS_*.pdf. So I can not even recognize them...

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Re: Download PDFs on redirect
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 10:46:46 AM »
Hi,

Renaming occurs because an URL can not be saved "as is" to disk - e.g. if the URL contains "?" A1WD will rename in a way where a filename collusion is guaranteed not to occur. See this help page for options regarding this:
http://www.microsystools.com/products/website-download/help/website-download-convert-links/

However you should still in the A1WD software be able to see what corresponds to what since you have both URL and filename on disk columns:
http://www.microsystools.com/products/website-download/help/website-gallery-image-downloader/

NB. I will look into the report about broken PDF files and report back :)
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Re: Download PDFs on redirect
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 07:55:50 AM »
This issue appears a little strange. I can see the PDF files are downloaded and one can browse through pages. However, the actual content is missing.

However since Adobe Reader can open the PDF files without error, it would seem the PDF files are complete.

First time I ever counter something like that, so I am not sure what to make out of it yet. Will report back when I have news.
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Re: Download PDFs on redirect
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 04:33:05 PM »
Hi, my friend.
First of all, thank you for your support.
I don't know if it will be useful, but here you can find two versions of the same file:

http://archive.areaqualita.com/test/Consenso_Informato2014_5b.pdf
(the original document)

and

http://archive.areaqualita.com/test/MS_4708.pdf
(the same document downloaded using A1WD)

It's a really strange issue because the first file has a smaller size (1.082.235 bytes) and second one is bigger but without content (1.410.612 bytes). If I analyze them with a HEX editor, it seems that the file downloaded using A1WD doesn't contain appropriate NULL and special symbols.

Maybe a problem of charset if the files are downloaded after a redirect? Is it possible that the charset header of the cfm answer page causes a misinterpretation of the following data blocks? It could explain the bigger filesize. Or maybe it's just speculation.
Bye from Italy.

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Re: Download PDFs on redirect
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 09:17:13 AM »
Hi! Are there any good news about this issue?
Thanks in advance.
Have a good day!

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Re: Download PDFs on redirect
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 09:15:31 AM »
Problem has been resolved in the 7.0.0 Windows beta 1
http://www.microsystools.com/products/website-download/all-versions.php
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Re: Download PDFs on redirect
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 09:19:09 AM »
Thank you.
You are the best!

 




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