Web Scraper and Web Macros FAQs

Why does my package crash unexpectedly?

Modified: 2008/10/24 19:53 by craig - Categorized as: Known Bugs, Package
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Get IE7

Older versions can cause crashes, notably version 6.

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HTML Clensing

1.Package Properties 2.Steps 3.Task properties(Double click the task name) 4.Advanced Tab 5.Download Path Edit... 6.Advanced(bottom right)

Under "Pre-Extraction File Processing (Expert)" change the first filter to Replace Text with parameters,

Code:
<script,<scpt

That will disable scripts on the page that may crash the package. They crash because they can have relative links which are no longer valid after being downloaded into your file system.

Some pages may need an extra replace filter to remove all the javascript:

Code:
<javascript:,<WSPLUS:

If that doesn't work, try this:

http://forums.velocityscape.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=818

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