The Webpage screen provides the following settings:
Check All Links
Switch this on to have SiteSucker check all links in all downloaded HTML files — including links to files that you are not downloading — and log any errors that occur. With this option turned on, SiteSucker may report many errors that you normally wouldn't see. This setting is intended as a debugging tool for web designers who want to see if their own sites have any bad links.
To minimize the time it takes to check all links, set the Filter setting under the File Type settings to Allow Specified File Types without turning on any options so that only HTML and CSS are downloaded.
Scan Comments for URLs
Include Supporting Files
Switch this on to have SiteSucker include all supporting files in the download. When this option is on, SiteSucker will download non-HTML files (such as style sheets, images, etc.) even if they are not allowed by the current Path settings or the Maximum Levels limit under the Limit settings is exceeded. This setting is useful when downloading sites that link to style sheets, images, or other supporting files that are on separate hosts or subdomains.
Download Using Web Views
Save Delay (seconds)
Use this control to specify the text encoding for webpages. SiteSucker will read and save all webpages using the specified text encoding. If it is set to Default, SiteSucker will try to detect the webpage's text encoding. This setting is ignored when reading or saving webpages that were previously downloaded.
Custom Data Attributes
data- and do not contain uppercase characters.
If you tap the Edit button in the Custom Data Attributes screen, SiteSucker displays a toolbar with the following buttons:
Deletes the selected custom data attributes.
Allows you to edit the selected custom data attribute.
Allows you to add a new custom data attribute.
Use the Patterns screen to specify regular expressions to replace text in HTML files or extract URLs from HTML text.
To replace text in HTML files, set the Template Type to Substitution and enter a search pattern and a substitution template for the text you would like to replace. If text is found that matches the search pattern, it is altered in accordance with the substitution template. The template specifies what should be used to replace each match, with the back-reference
$0 representing the matched text,
$1 representing the contents of the first capture group, and so on. To delete the matched text, enter a blank template.
To extract URLs from HTML text, set the Template Type to URL and enter a search pattern and a URL template that specifies a URL that SiteSucker should download. The URL template is ignored if it produces a blank URL or a URL that is identical to the template.
These search patterns are applied before SiteSucker scans HTML files for URLs. Search patterns are applied in the order in which they appear in the list, and the order of search patterns can be rearranged by dragging them in the list when editing. The pattern syntax currently supported is that specified by ICU, which is described at Regular Expressions - ICU User Guide.
As an example, in the image shown above, SiteSucker is instructed to do the following:
extract a URL from the first argument of the
- replace URLs that have a certain query string with the same URL without the query string.
If you tap the Edit button in the Patterns screen, SiteSucker displays a toolbar with the following buttons:
Deletes the selected patterns.
Allows you to edit the selected pattern.
Allows you to add a new pattern.