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#1  ignatz 03-11-2004, 01:44 AM
Here are a few comics scoops that I've made. The .site files themselves are attached and I've dumped the text too. The only trick to comics sites (it seems) is finding good StoryStart and StoryEnd text blocks that sandwich the image tightly, so the rest of the page is ignored...

Note that I found that changing the ImageScaleToMaxWidth parameter didn't seem to have any effect in iSilo. All the image sizing seems to be done in the iSilo conversion. The docs mention that that command may be removed, so perhaps it's no longer functional? Regardless, I left it in but commented out.
URL: http://www.ucomics.com/boondocks/
AuthorName: Ignatz Sol [iggy /at/ mechanolatry.com]
Name: Boondocks
StoryStart: <!--- comics view content --->
StoryEnd: <!--calendar-->
StoryDiff: 1
ImageOnlySite: 1
ImageURL: http://images.ucomics.com/comics/bo/200\d/bo.*
#ImageScaleToMaxWidth: 450
UseTableSmarts: 0

URL: http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/index.html
AuthorName: Ignatz Sol [iggy /at/ mechanolatry.com]
Name: Doonesbury
StoryStart: no next date
StoryEnd: dose_feature_menu4_01.gif
StoryDiff: 1
ImageOnlySite: 1
ImageURL: http://images.ucomics.com/comics/db/200\d/db.*
#ImageScaleToMaxWidth: 500
UseTableSmarts: 0

URL: http://www.ucomics.com/rallcom/
AuthorName: Ignatz Sol [iggy /at/ mechanolatry.com]
Name: Ted Rall
StoryStart: no next date
StoryEnd: Get Ted Rall by e-mail
StoryDiff: 1
ImageOnlySite: 1
ImageURL: http://images.ucomics.com/comics/trall/200\d/tr.*
#ImageScaleToMaxWidth: 450
UseTableSmarts: 0
[site] boondocks.site (336 Bytes, 855 views)
[site] doonesbury.site (350 Bytes, 957 views)
[site] tedrall.site (327 Bytes, 854 views)

#2  geoffreynz 07-16-2004, 09:05 AM
I have a problem with comics and sitescooper. I wrote this in another sitescooper forum some months ago (http://sitescooper.org/pipermail/sitescooper-talk/2004q1/001549.html):

I'm having trouble getting image-only sites to work
with sitescooper and plucker 1.6, mostly comics. The
image downloads all right, but I can't view it in full
screen, just a tiny, un-clickable thumbnail appears.
I've been trying with these two examples:

Code
URL:http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/zits/aboutMaina.phpName: Zits
StoryStart: <!--CMS NAME="image"-->
StoryEnd: <!--/CMS-->
StoryDiff: 1
ImageOnlySite: 1
ImageURL: http://est.rbma.com/content/Zits.*ImageScaleToMaxWidth: 525
AuthorName: William Fishburne
AuthorEmail: william.fishburne /at/ verizon.net StoryPostProcess: { s/<img .*>/<a href="0.gif">[tap to display
image]<\/a>/gs; }
# I added this next bit in, following yahoo eg below
StoryHTMLPreProcess: { s/ALT="Today.s Zits Cartoon"/ ALT="Today.s Zits Cartoon" WIDTH=525
height="168" /gs;
}
# Yahoo Map weather coverted to doc format using
sitescooper
#
#
URL:http://weather.yahoo.com/img/aus_sat_440_mdy_y.html Name: YahooMap Levels: 1 StoryStart: <TD width=560> StoryEnd: Other StoryDiff: 1 ImageOnlySite: 1 ImageURL: http://weather.yahoo.com/images/.* ImageScaleToMaxWidth: 440 UseTableSmarts: 0
# add size info so sitescooper knows to make it into a
# link for Plucker.
StoryHTMLPreProcess: { s/ALT="Today.s Weather Map"/ ALT="Today.s Weather Map" WIDTH=440 height="297" /gs;
}
Grateful for any help - thanks in advance.
Geoffrey.

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