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Shutting down my website

Started by Highlander, March 02, 2018, 07:17:39 PM

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Just ran it's course. But I would like to save it to a peg or disc for future browsing Can that be done easily?
help please.
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If you have an FTP program just select everything on the website and download it to wherever you want and it will just act as if it was still online when you access it. I have mine on the hard drive of the laptop, desktop and NAS drive :)
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It is possible that a simple download will solve your problem as already suggested. However, to some extent this depends on how the links in the site are constructed in terms of the path they use. The best way to find out is to download it to a directory on your computer, browse to the directory and then double click on the index.html file. This should open in your web browser and if you are lucky then you should be able to browse your site as if it is online, just like normal.

the more boring bit is: it is good practice to use relative file paths in html. This means that any file (this could be another web page or an image for example) is addressed using a path relative to the current location. So your web code say, in effect, something like "use the image of a fishing fly located in the images directory which is in the same directory as this file" and so the web browser goes to the local images directory for the picture, it doesn't care if this is on your hard disk or on a server on the other side of the world. However, it is also possible to use absolute addressing in which case the whole web address will be included as part of the address so the code will say "use the image of a fishing fly located at" As you can see the problem with absolute addressing is that if you move the website then all your links are broken, if you try to run this from your local hard disk for example then your browser will keep using the full web address of any file you want to access and that web site isn't going to exist any more when you delete it, whereas with relative addressing it would just look for the file relative to where the current page is located.

So, fingers crossed you are using relative addressing in which case most stuff should just work when you click on index.html on your disk drive.

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