- The FTP download of HTML, image and audio/visual files onto computer harddisks is of particular interest because it can be automated. Inspection of the downloaded information occurs at computer speed i.e. it is not hampered by slow network reaction times.
- The file set up on the Internet server node is such that all calling commands (href=, src= ) in HTML files do not contain upstream directory trees because this information is automatically appended at the on-line site or by the file call command (file:///) in the off/on-line situation on harddisk or CD-ROM.
- While downstream directory trees are supported in off/on-line display of HTML files from computer harddisk and CD-ROM, the most straightforward set-up consists in keeping all files of a server node in one directory. In this case all calling commands require only the name of the called file.
- Recent Netscape 3.x and Mosaic 2.x browser versions make a distinction between .htm files for UNIX operating systems and .htm files for PC's. The PC as well as the UNIX compatible version of all Martinsried administered .htm text files and .GIF image files can be downloaded in compressed form as: MARTINS1.ZIP and: MARTINS2.ZIP
- Decompression of these files by the PC PKUNZIP program provides the files: MARTPC1.ZIP, MARTUNI1.ZIP and MARTREAD.ME.
- Decompression of the MARTPC1.ZIP and MARTUNI1.ZIP files into separate directories provides the PC and UNIX compatible simultaneous Off/On-Line Internet versions of the Martinsried files.
- To prepare other files for simultaneous Off/On-Line Internet use, a DOS program ( OFFINT1) cuts unwanted local URL and directory informations from .htm or .GIF files. The program furthermore transforms .html file names into .htm file names for PC users (OFFINTPC.BAT).
- Following unzipping with: PKUNZIP MARTINS1, a bookmark in the appropriate network browser directory has to be generated by the user. Its name is: OFF-LINE CytoRelay Martinsried and its calling sequence: file:///c:/internet/cytorel.htm
- Adressing this bookmark with the network browser will produce
the correct image of the CytoRelay homepage. The off-line addressable
buttons will be:
- Analytical Cellular Pathology (ACP)
- European Society for Analytical Cellular Pathology (ESACP)
- European Working Group on Clinical Cell Analysis - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zytometry (DGZ)
- MPI-Biochemie Martinsried
- Purdue Mailbox Mirror
- Transatlantic www-Mirrors
- Consensus/Ring Trials
- Internet Operation
All other active buttons are on-line addressed, provided the network connection is active. Otherwise an error message will be generated.
- Alternatively it is easier to download the off-line files of each node into a separate directory. A master homepage file is used to address the different homepages. The Martinsried files would be placed accordingly e.g. into the subdirectory: C:\INTERNET\MARTINS prior to unzipping.
- The bookmark of the network browser would now address the master
homepage MASTER.htm file in the C:\INTERNET directory as:
- The master homepage in turn adresses e.g. the two homepages of
the Martinsried node as:
|a href="martins/cellbio.htm"> Cell Biochemistry, MPI-Biochemie, Martinsried
|a href="martins/cytorel.htm"> CytoRelay Martinsried |/a>
- No modifications are required for any of the downloaded .htm files in the C:\INTERNET\MARTINS subdirectory, provided that all off-line file calls contain only the file name without any leading characters like: /, ../ or: http: in the: href=" or: src=" calling statements. This is important to avoid the generation of wrong directory trees by the network browser, leading to improper off-line file adressing.