General Download Notes

Link Process Order

When downloading, WebReaper follows a set of predefined patterns which govern the order in which files are downloaded. Inline links will always be downloaded first in order to ensure that if the download is aborted or cut short for any reason, the pages which have been downloaded are as complete as possible. Once all inline links on a page (and all other pages at that level in the site links tree) have been completed, only then will the non-inline links be processed. For this reason WebReaper can look quite 'chaotic' as it downloads, but there is method in its madness.