Stan

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Name Stan
Location Ferguson, MO
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User since October 30, 2010
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My Reviews

Master Password Timeout

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Is there any chance of this tool being updated to work with 9.0.1? This tool does exactly what I want, no more, no less. It was an outstanding tool till the Firefox update progression broke it. The support link is broken and Google provided no joy.

ScrapBook

Agree Need better control of whole-site Capture Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I agree with JW below. That there needs to be better/more control over the in depth capture. I did not have the same problems that JW seemed to have. However, I ran into what seemed to be a limitation that may have been put into the code on purpose. The limitation caused the premature termination of a site I was trying to capture. There looks like there is a 10,000 URL limitation in the code. When trying to capture a site, using the In-Depth capture, that had a A LOT of small pages in it. The URL list in the capture window ended precisely at 10,000 URLs.

I have only had a limited exposure to programing languages. Despite this, I think I found the line that is causing my problem. In the file scrapbook.jar I found the following line:

if ( gURLs.length > 10000 ) return;

I'm not sure the reasoning for this limitation. If it has to do with system performance then maybe it should be put in the advanced settings tab of the preferences. Make it a user option to determine how many URLs is to many to retrieve. Like JW's suggestion of how many levels deep to go into.

For no other purpose than to try to see if I could get around this limitation I tried backing up the scrapbook.jar file and editing it in a text editor. I tried to change the limit to 100,000 by adding a zero and saving the file. After restarting Firefox I found a bunch of my extensions would not work. There must be some sort of tamper resistant function in Firefox that detects this type of monkey business. I closed Firefox restored everything and restarted Firefox. Everything is now back to normal. I like this extension but the first site I tried it on, it only got part way through. The site was: http://www.moga.mo.gov/STATUTES/STATUTES.HTM

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.7).