by John Krill, Editor WindowsAssistance.com
|Internet Explorer will
save everything when you select Save As...
|Opera will save everything
when you select Save with images as...
I'm a news junky. The Web has been a blessing and a curse. I
can now go to just about any newspapers Web site and get all the
news. The problem is I prefer to download the web pages with all
it's images for later reading at my leisure.
For the longest time I used Netscape
Navigator to load a page into the Netscape Composer
and then save the page (FrontPage Express never saved a page so
that I could view it as it was originally designed.) This works
OK until Composer crashes and takes Navigator with it.
Next came Opera 5. With Opera you can save a page with all
the page images using the File >> Save with images as
command. This works OK but the html and images are saved into
the same directory. Since I tend to save a lot of pages this
directory can get very large very quickly. This slows down the
entire process. I also delete some but not all pages at
different times. It's easy to delete the HTML pages but how do
you determine what graphics go with what pages?
The solution is Internet Explorer (I use IE 5.5.) As much as
I hate to admit it I now use Internet Explorer to save HTML
pages. The reason for this change is in how IE saves HTML pages.
When IE saves the page it creates a sub-directory using the same
name as the HTML file and puts all the images into this
sub-directory. Now when I need to delete pages I can easily
delete the images as well by deleting the sub-directory of the
same name. Another advantage to using IE is that IE uses the
title of the HTML page as the default file name of the HTML page
and sub-directory. This is usually easier to understand than the
original file name of the HTML page. Opera uses the file name as
the default name of the HTML page.