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Black Screen Copied Web Site Pages

  • Some time ago I grabbed a web-site that was going to be closed, using HTTrack Web Site Copier.

    I looked at some pages today ( with Opera ) only to discover that some of these pages showed clearly but then the screen went black ( you could still see the pages in the background, but not clearly).

    I've only had this problem with this one copied web-site, no problems whilst browsing with Opera.

    Any way to fix this ?

    Thanks

    Andy

  • @pyreneenguy They work on other browsers?

  • @leocg

    Thanks for replying.

    I've just tried avec I.E. ( never use it) and the problem is the same.

    I don't have any other browsers on this P.C.

  • @pyreneenguy So maybe the problem is not with Opera but with the program you used to save the pages?

  • @leocg

    I guess so, but my searches in this direction have found nothing.

    Much of the site works normally, so I'm really puzzled.

    I'll install Firefox to see what happens, tomorrow.

  • @pyreneenguy

    I have installed Firefox and the same problem pops up.

    There must be a glitch with HTTrack Web Site Copier, but I haven't
    found anything .

  • @pyreneenguy

    • Are the websites in question displayed correctly if they are visited with Opera VPN (or any other VPN service) enabled?
    • Can you give the specific address of a website that is not displayed as expected?
  • @pyreneenguy

    I've just read through what you posted again and must have misunderstood you (unfortunately I can't edit my post anymore):

    The display error you described refers to the download via HTTrack Web Site Copier, not to the original website, right?

    Sorry for my misunderstanding. Some website administrators block IP addresses from which they have detected the use of certain programs. My questions were related to that.

  • We'd need the source of one of the page and its resources to see what's wrong.

  • @burnout426

    Unfortunately the web site in question has already been deleted. The pages display then black over ( you can still just about read the content) that's what made me think there might be some way of correcting the problem.

  • @burnout426

    How would I do that ? The Source Page is rather large.

  • In Opera, you could view the page and ctrl + s to save it as black.html, which will also save all the resources in a folder. Then, load black.html to confirm the issue is still there too. If it is, zip up black.html and the folder, upload it somewhere and link to it.

  • @burnout426

    Thanks for that.

    Done that and uploaded the file to Dropbox, here's the link :

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sn0jc3giztgm44o/AAAimQYvHGVk4Y-UivxFPySPa?dl=0

    Be great if you or someone else could find a solution- thanks again.

  • @pyreneenguy I checked out the zip file. All the saved resource html files have only this:

    <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"></head><body></body></html>
    

    As in, there's blank content in the page. All I see is a white background. Same in Chrome.

    Is there an HTML file with content that's missing from the zip file like "simon-gipps-kent _ A Traveller in Time_files.html" that'd be in that folder's parent folder?