[KS] DB of Korean Classics

McCann, David dmccann at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Jan 18 10:14:01 EST 2012

"set up their site so that..." probably assumes more intent than was  
present in the decision to go with software that does not allow easy  
access to Mac users.  It's a problem I dare say we have all  
encountered here or there in the Korean studies world.  Macs don't  
always speak the language of PC.

And 'webmasters'?  Really?

Sounds like a good plot for a movie!

David McCann

On Jan 17, 2012, at 11:41 PM, Charles Muller wrote:

> Mårten Söderblom Saarela wrote:
>> As a Mac user, I'm constantly frustrated by the DB of Korean  
>> Classics.
>> Does anybody know of a way to either harvest all the material on the
>> site (text and images; I've tried SiteSucker but it didn't work) and
>> build an private database, or some other place where one can download
>> the facsimiles of the munjip?
> While the idea of "harvesting all the material" from a site using
> such apps as SiteSucker may sound attractive to end users, I can
> tell you that as a maintainer of a few large data sites, the usage
> of such applications on our sites causes considerable headaches,
> clogging up our servers, making it less useful to honest users.
> If the webmasters of the Korean Classics set up their site so that
> you can't download the whole thing en masse, they probably had a
> good reason to do so. I suggest that you acknowledge their right to
> manage their site as-is.
> Regards,
> Chuck
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