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WebWhacker 3.2 for Windows 95/98/NT
Q: Why do image map links not work correctly? There are two types of image maps, Server-side
and Client-side. When you click on a Server-side
image map, your cursor's coordinates are sent to
the Web server. That Web server is running a
program that interprets those coordinates and
uses that information to determine what to send
to your Web browser. You can whack and view a
Server-side image, but it will not work correctly
because the Web server program cannot run on your
A Web page containing a Client-side image map
contains all of the information necessary to
determine what to do when you click on a
particular location within the image. That page
will be whacked and viewed correctly, so you can
use any Client-side image map.
If an image map does not work correctly after
whacking, it is probably a Server-side image map.
The creator of that Web page can convert it to a
Client-side image map.
Q: Can you use WebWhacker to duplicate the directory
structure of the Web site?
A: The current version of WebWhacker does not
duplicate the directory structure of the Web
site. This feature may be available in a future
version or product.
Q: Why does my scheduler not work correctly?
A: WebWhacker uses the standard Windows 95 dialer to
automatically dial into the Internet and start
whacking. If you are using an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) that requires another dialer,
WebWhacker may not work with that other dialer.
In addition, your username and password must
already be entered into your dialer. WebWhacker
cannot manually enter your password to dial into
Q: Why can't I whack a search results page?
A: When you start a search from your Web browser,
the Web server runs a program that returns the
result of your search to your Web browser. That
results page is not a separate HTML page stored
on the Web server; it was created "on the fly" by
the Web server search engine, and it may not be
able to be defined using a URL. WebWhacker can
only grab and whack pages that can be defined as
However, a workaround is to copy selected links
from the search results page to WebWhacker. You
can easily do so by right-clicking on the link
and selecting Copy Shortcut (in Internet
Explorer) or Copy Link Location (in Netscape).
Then you can add the URL to WebWhacker by
selecting URL / Add... and pasting the URL by
pressing Ctrl-V on the URL Subscription Wizard
(step 1 of 3) dialog.