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Thad

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I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 27-May-2007 09:34
 
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Aloha,

I have a few links in my album. Sometimes the pages they link to change or disappear. I want to make a link to a saved/cached copy of those pages like Google does. Does anyone know how I can do it? I am using a Mac, if that makes a difference.

Thanks,
Thad
Thad

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 02:11   in response to: Thad in response to: Thad
 
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Here's an example of what I want to do:

http://www.thad.com/temp/MyPhotos/Hikes/MRT/index.html

There is a link to a cached version of the same page. The cached page is entirely contained on my own site. This took a long time. I had to convert many links from relative links to absolute ones. I was able to start with something created by a website downloading program, but it was still a lot of work. Does anyone know of a good piece of software or a better way?

Thanks.
jimberry

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 03:21   in response to: Thad in response to: Thad
 
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I assume that the pages that you are linking to belong to friends and you have their permission to use the archives on your site.
If that is so, why not just use the images to create a new album with JAlbum?
Thad

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 04:13   in response to: jimberry in response to: jimberry
 
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Yes, and no.

I hate it when a page I've got a link to disappears. I want to cache them. I know it's a lot of work for little return, but that's ok. Take a look at the page linked above and you should see what I mean.

As far as permission goes, I guess that's questionable. I have permission from my friends to cache their stuff. In general, if a page is posted then don't I have the right to cache it? I know a webauthor can mark a page not to be cached and that Google honors that request. I will probably follow similar guidelines.
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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 04:54   in response to: Thad in response to: Thad
 
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Since Na Ala Hele have a copyright notice on their page, I guess you should at least have their permission before making a cached version available from your site.
If they update the site (e.g. to amend obsolete or incorrect information), would you know to update your archived version?
If, on the other hand, you have an agreement with them to "mirror" their site, then the agreement would presumably include a mechanism for updating.
Thad

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 05:03   in response to: jimberry in response to: jimberry
 
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Truthfully, I wouldn't want to update my cached version if they updated theirs. The idea is to have a record of the information we had on hand when we did the hike, same as if I printed out the pages and kept them in a book.
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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 05:14   in response to: Thad in response to: Thad
 
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Nevertheless, I would still want to request permission out of common courtesy, especially since they have a copyright notice on the page.
Thad

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 05:27   in response to: jimberry in response to: jimberry
 
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Yes, well, perhaps I will do that. I did spot some bugs in their code. I sent a message to them. We'll see if they reply. I can ask then.

Copyright issues aside, I'd still like to find an easier way to cache sites. Does anyone know of a good way?
jimberry

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 07:46   in response to: Thad in response to: Thad
 
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Thad

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 09:12   in response to: jimberry in response to: jimberry
 
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Does that make a clickable link that I can post? It looked like it made zip files to me.
jimberry

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 09:57   in response to: Thad in response to: Thad
 
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It makes a zip file of the website that you want to archive (as deep as you ask).
Unzipping it to where you want it and linking to it should be an easy ennough task?
Thad

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Re: I want to make a cached link like Google does
Posted: 28-May-2007 10:28   in response to: jimberry in response to: jimberry
 
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