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Old January 2nd, 2012, 03:19 PM
davidh davidh is offline
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Default offline browsing of Tapics.com forum archive

In the process of learning about [Dixonary] OT: unintended exposure of email addresses? , I happened to notice that the Tapcis.com archive http://www.tapcis.com/forums/archive is browsable in a normal "garden variety" way by using one's normal Internet web browser program (e.g. MS Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.).

I also happened to notice that there are a couple (at least) free offline browsers "out there".

One apparently is an extension for Firefox:
SCRAPBOOK http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/
(found by googling [ offline browsing firefox ])
Other tools:
http://www.httrack.com/ – HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.
Webaroo — reviewed here
Wget — command line net retriever (reviewed here)

I don't see the offline browsing feature appearing obviously in connection with MS IE "Favorites" now in my Win XP MS IE8, so I'm guessing MS may have taken out that feature?

I'm making this post because I'm curious if any of you readers might have tried something like this?

IIRC, I'd used WGET some years ago, but probably more to get files and/or just a page, as opposed to a whole site, for offline browsing. Of course I've completely forgotten what its command line args are or do.
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