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11-21-2008 07:09 PM

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Hi

I've recently started using iGetter and I'm finding it to be most excellent.

However it doesn't seem to want to download the PDF files at this webpage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview/buildingalibrary/

On that page you'll see PDF files and Word files for download.

With Safari I used the iGetter "Download All With iGetter..." contextual menu item.

I created a filter for .pdf so that it will download only those.

Unfortunately it will not download them. It does list them quite happily in the queue and it will sit "waiting" for ages. It seems to download a bit of each file but not all of them.

With the standard Safari download I can download all of the PDF files and they arrive almost immediately, so that is what I've done of course.

It could be that I was doing something wrong with iGetter and so for the future I'd be grateful for any information about this.

Other than this small problem I really like iGetter!

[url="http://www.patrickjames.co.uk"]p a t r i c k[/url]

11-24-2008 10:27 AM

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Hello Patrick,
We tested some BBC downloads and it seems that BBC server applies a strange kind of restriction over the resume ability of their downloads. iGetter always asks if the server will allow resuming of a download. The BBC server responses that it will resume the download, but returns a wrong file length. Browsers on the other hand, don't ask the server at first time if it will allow resuming. In this case BBC server returns the real file length and a normal response. This behavior doesn't correspond to any rule in the HTTP protocol.

However, we will try to avoid this strange behavior in the future versions of iGetter. For now, you can exclude "pdf" extension from the iGetter Integration preferences.

Regards,
iGetter Support

12-01-2008 09:42 AM

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p a t r i c k

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Thank you

Hi

Thank you for looking into this. Your response certainly makes sense. Also it is cool that you are looking at ways of resolving the problem even though it is not in any way iGetter's fault.

Patrick
http://www.patrickjames.co.uk/

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