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Re: [xenu-usergroup] Removing a string from a URL and some VB acceleration tips?

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  • Tilman Hausherr
    ... Get the new beta that I mentioned :) ... No it s not (see on the website, it is Visual C++) ... No; a possible solution might be to use cookies (but read
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 19, 2006
      On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 15:45:37 -0000, aceblchboy wrote:

      >I noticed in the latest release that Xenu seems a bit slower, that it
      >starts lagging at a lower link quantity (about 20,000).

      Get the new beta that I mentioned :)

      >I'm assuming that this program is written in VB, if it is, maybe

      No it's not (see on the website, it is Visual C++)

      >applying some coding corrections as suggested from
      >http://www.aivosto.com/vbtips/stringopt.html, a part of the resource
      >page at http://www.aivosto.com/resources.html. Yes, they're selling a
      >product, but they also offer the list of tips. I haven't tested these
      >as I am a VB novice myself.
      >
      >I use Xenu to help test dead links on a rather large fansite and I use
      >it to help enforce an external image size policy. The real problem
      >with scanning the userbase of a forum is that Xenu parses a string that
      >the forum adds. It seems to be an MD5 checksum string that appears in
      >the URL string as /index.php?s=(MD5 string here)&(other parameters
      >here). Removing the s=(MD5 string here) would make the links duplicate
      >rather than unique because with the string, it balloons 10,000 users
      >into 100,000 links and I end up having to separate the real external
      >links from those in the forum due to the exclusion rule setup I have.
      >
      >In short, is there a way to remove that string segment from a URL in
      >xenu before xenu adds the link for parsing?

      No; a possible solution might be to use cookies (but read the warning!!)

      Tilman
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