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    Default Can Website Appear to be Saved Locally But Actually Have External Image References?

    I downloaded a website some months ago that I wanted to save because I liked the design and it gave me some ideas about things I wanted to do on my businesses website. I remember testing the download to make sure the things of importance to me were saved and all seemed to work well.

    The other day I go to the (active) website and it's been totally changed. No problem I think, that's why I saved it. So I go to my downloaded site...and now there's tons of stuff missing such as images that I had specifically made sure were they when I initially downloaded it. That leads me to believe the downloaded site was in actuality still pulling some of the images from the live site (or maybe cache long since deleted).

    Am I wrong?

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    if the downloaded page uses <img tags in the html to display the images then DownloadStudio modifies these when saving the file to disk so that they refer to the saved image on disk. If the <img tags are created when the page is loaded using javascript then this will not occur and the image URLs will be the original online location. If you can add the downloaded website to a zip and send it to support [at] conceiva [dot] com we can investigate to see why the image URLs were not updated correctly when you downloaded the site.

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    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Hi,
    if the downloaded page uses <img tags in the html to display the images then DownloadStudio modifies these when saving the file to disk so that they refer to the saved image on disk. If the <img tags are created when the page is loaded using javascript then this will not occur and the image URLs will be the original online location.
    OK, but if I am reading this correctly, than how can I tell when I've downloaded a site whether I've actually saved the content I intended to save? Turn off wireless and see if it loads I guess? Unless I'm misunderstanding it sure seems like the program should prompt you somehow and alert you to test it with wireless off or something to alert the user that the website they think they saved, they appears to be saved, isn't really saved. I believe the missing images were from a carousel slider, which are often java based, so that's probably what it was.

    If you can add the downloaded website to a zip and send it to support [at] conceiva [dot] com we can investigate to see why the image URLs were not updated correctly when you downloaded the site.
    OK, but you're saying it functioned as intended if the images were loading via javascript, right? So no need to email support in that instance, correct?

    Thanks again.

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    Hi,
    yes that is correct, if the page was modified by javascript to load the images DownloadStudio does not currently support modifying the URLs in the javascript so it has operated as intended.

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