In a surf set you can summarize different parameters and save these with a name. Every surf set has a unique name. When you are surfing you can select between the different surf sets.
The surf mode determines where the resources are loaded from internet or cache archive. With reuse you can change the refresh time provided by the publisher of the resource.
Pages are requested with their URL from the local cache archive in the offline mode.
Online mode corresponds with normal browsing but available files in the cache archive can be re-used.
At HTML files and other resources e.g. pictures the re-use can be adjusted in many ways. With re-use you can change the refresh time provided by the publisher of the resource.
Note: Not every server informs about the file size before the download.
Server was not available
A server isn't reachable and the called file locally available, so will be used with the local file. This corresponds to the setting never new for the re-use.
The whole MM3-WebAssistants cache consists of folders (specified by topics) where the resources of the internet can be saved. The cache archive can get arbitrarily large (except for restrictions of the operating system). It is necessary to use one cache archive at least.
The left column lists the enabled cache archives of the displayed surf set. All other cache archives are listed in the right column. At this all entries written in grey aren't used in any surf set.With the following buttons you can manage the archives:
A folder must have read & write access in the column of enabled cache archives. All other folders have only read access. When you are surfing online the HTML pages and other resources are saved in the folder with write access. This folder is marked with a green point.
In the example above, four folders are given: The folder /CacheArchive/ and three folders specified by subject (Hobby, Finance, Job). By exchanging the entries you can compile any number of specific folders, which can also be stored on another storage device, like CD ROM.
If you assign several topic specific surf sets with only one directory, then you can select between these topics by browsing.
Moreover, the MM3-WebAssistant also can be started from a CD ROM. It is not necessary to install the program on a hard disk! Only a virtual machine must have been installed on the computer or in the network.Note
Efficient use of the archive by marking and highlighting words.
All links are marked green to available resources in the cache archive during surfing. So you get a fast summary of all resources, are already archived and thus locally available.
The marking can be used in the mode offline and in the mode online. The marking per default is green or can be defined with a stylesheet.
Only the locally available resources can be shown in this mode. Therefore the markings simplify surfing considerably.
The marking shows to you, which resources you have already visited. This completes the history function of the browser.
If you are interested in the differences in a page since the last archiving, then you activate this function. When surfing in the on-line mode newly available texts are then marked. The marking per default is blue or can be defined over a style sheet.
Resources are loaded locally into dependence of the settings from the cache archive or the internet. The source can be marked by a style sheet in the HTML tag of the page. The standard marking is made by a color line at the top of page. Four cases are distinguished:
Download HTML pages in advance
Starting from the HTML page currently visible, the prefetch traces additional links immediately and download the resource. These resources can always be used from the cache archive's continued browsing. However, this takes up a large proportion of bandwidth and memory space. Depending on application the depth of prefetch and the links to be traced can be specified as follows:
Links to be followed up in advance
Meaning of prefetch depth
Within the structure
HTML files and following types
If you liked to archive a whole page (interlinked pages) automatically, you use the utility mirror.
These settings determine which and how resources will be archived.
At activation of the option Store resources the files are stored in the directory with access to write.In addition:
You hereby can prevent that e.g. advertising images will be loaded. For these not relevant resources result no cost for data transmission time and memory space. For automated filtering, restrictive operation has been chosen to make sure you are not denied contents you may find interesting. According to our analysis it may make sense not to select the general browser setting, not to load images. We would rather advise to specify subdirectories and subdomains from which GIF images must not be loaded. If there are contents of entire domains or subdomains you are not interested in, you can also specify these.
The MM3-WebAssistant can be used for many different purposes. It is difficult therefore to give any specific recommendations for filter settings. Possible applications may concern family filters or ad filters. For advertising purposes, GIF images are often loaded from specific subdirectories (e.g. advertising, adverts, ads) or other files from specific subdomains (e.g. ads). The filter setting prevents files to be loaded from the areas specified.
To configurate your application area, take note of the areas from which undesired files are loaded and specify these as a filter for advertising. You can combine these filters in a Set and edit the Set with an Set Editor. You then can use such a Set in every Surf Set. The detailed structure of the filter is described: Filter for Advertising
Control keys of the Set Editor have the following meaning
Providing a large variety of options, the MM3-WebAssistant has not been conceived as an ads filter. It must also be noted that advertising is a considerable driving force for the development and maintenance of many products and does provide information. We have therefore refrained from a pre-configuration as an ad blocker. This is also why the program has no option to use image sizes for filtering. These same sizes are sometimes used to serve the offer. Filtering in this respect will therefore not contribute to a more efficient use of the internet.
To identify users, some web sites use temporary identifiers in the URL. If an archive is used, these sites can therefore not be used to full extent. These sessions must be deleted for the use in an archive.
For the configuration you therefore take care which identifications are used at your visited web pages. Please specify these as Session Filters. You can work on such a set with an Set Editor and use in every Surf Set. The detailed structure of the filter is described: Filter for Session.
The browser communicates with a web server via the protocol HTTP usually. The protocol HTTPS is used for a secure communication. Protocol FTP is used to download big files usually. Sometimes a proxy in addition is still used by your provider or in your local net.
A proxy inserted behind the MM3-WebAssistant can be specified here for the protocols HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.
The fastest data transmission is obtained with protocol HTTP 1.1. This is supported by the MM3-WebAssistant. The browser should also be configured with this option (see Browser Proxy Configuration).The activation is specific of the browser:
You can thus restrict the process of passing data on your browsing habits.
Standard setting causes the browser to transmits the present URL (reference) to the HTTP server by requesting another URL. This setting can be kept, or a reference can only be transmitted if it is in the same domain.
Browser name (User-Agent)
At standard setting, the browser will transmits its name to the HTTP server. This setting can be kept, or you can append an additional name.
If the options is activated, cookies will be transmitted to the browser respectively to the server.
Files encoded with the HTTPS protocol are stored as decoded files! If you do not activate this function, the data only are conducted by the MM3-WebAssistant. For complete deactivation switch off the HTTPS proxy in the browser (see Browser Proxy Configuration). We recommend this for transmission of confidential data.At the first call of a HTTPS domain a security warning of the browser signals that the MM3-WebAssistant process a HTTPS domain. You can reduce the number of security notes if you install the certificate MM3-WebAssistant. This installation can be carried out at every security warning of the browser.
This function needs an internal port. You can change this port, see Options/General/Internal Port.
The implementation of the protocol consists only of a subset. Therefore some HTML pages cannot be displayed.
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