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Trying to access/use a website that's offline...

#1MaxCHEATER64Posted 11/30/2013 7:17:40 PM
So I visit another off site forum and we've sorta come across a problem.
This website:

http://www.border-barrels.com/external_ballistics.htm

no longer works. In it, there was an application that took a lot of user-imputed data and plugged it into a sort of calculator and gave you useful results with them. It was a unique application that no other site did, and it's important that we regain the use of this, even if it isn't on a public website.
The way that the calculator worked was that the URL of the website would contain the user-imputed data, so a static link could be used to go to the results page and would always show you the same results (it wasn't flash/java/etc.). This has become problematic because in trying to recover access to the page we found that...there wasn't anything to recover, as the HTML of the page just sorta redirected to other places on the server.

So I guess my question is this: Does anyone here with deep understanding on how things like this work have any tips on how this site could be used? Is it possible to get to files stored on the server that aren't on any webpage? Finally is it possible to recreate a web site offline?
Thanks.

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#2ChromaticAngelPosted 11/30/2013 7:44:19 PM
1. don't type in all <code>
2. you can try searching for the website in google, and access a cached version, but functionality may be spotty
3. at the end of the day, the only real solution is to program a new one.
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#3MaxCHEATER64(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 7:46:27 PM
2. This was the first thing I tried. As the results pages are defined by URL every result would be a new page and thus require a new cached copy, and most of the time these pages would not exist unless someone typed in those URLs. So no cached copy.

ChromaticAngel posted...
3. at the end of the day, the only real solution is to program a new one.


Well damn. Time to take a three year course on advanced ballistics...and HTML5 programming...
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#4ChromaticAngelPosted 11/30/2013 7:47:28 PM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Well damn. Time to take a three year course on advanced ballistics...and HTML5 programming...


you can just get someone who knows ballistics to tell you what the equations are, after that, programming them is fairly simple and you could learn how to do it in a month.

I wouldn't use HTML5 though, I'd probably use Javascript.
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#5codyorrPosted 11/30/2013 9:03:41 PM
Nice! As an American I respect British firearm enthusiasts. Sorry I'm no help though.
#6MaxCHEATER64(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 9:04:46 PM
I'm not british but okay
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