I used to add just URLs to DEVONthink or DTTG.
But changing that later to MarkDown and PDF or WebArchive can be difficult to do and it seems to be better to this right from Safari and just do all steps …
So, is there some way to do exactly this?
Add the URL of the currently visible website to DT, at best adding some tags and automatically also adding the MarkDown and PDF / WebArchive version - using the same tags?
Otherwise, any idea how this could be done at best?
Bookmark is an URL, not the content …
So this should be clear to you.
And for PDF, WebArchive and MarkDown:
The content ist different!
Partly massively different.
Also the type of content and in general what is included, and in which format.
Should be easy to understand.
The WebArchive should be the most natural version of a website that I want to archive.
But it requires a Webbrowser to use. But it is the best type of archive.
If I am only interested in the text, which may be the prime part of a website, a MarkDown archive may be far better and more easy to handle and to work on, for example in an editor.
But sometimes, the content is some mix of text, layout and images - in this case, the content ist way better be stored as PDF and can be worked on in an PDF viewer.
So, I finally do not even understand the question … should be logical, as given by the type of content and possible use cases.
And now, I don’t want to think hard which version may be best!
I just want them all, as I anyways need the WebArchive (as it’s the best archive, in case the website vanishes) and in addition also MarkDown or PDF … so why not both in addition? Less thinking and less bad decisions. Quite easy
While it works OK, I noticed problems with PDFs and WebArchives!
PDFs often have the problem that they do not show the relevant content, but for example some overlay that asks for cookies to be accepted.
We discussed about this already and there does not seem to be a solution for the problem.
Can the DT URL Importer (some other product, cannot remember the real name) fix this?
WebArchives strangely are NOT used to display the content, if opened in Safari or DT.
Instead the REAL website get’s opened … which is sure not what people want. This is the same behavior as on the iPad.
On the iPad, I could fix this by simply disabling Internet access before opening the WebArchive.
But this would be a bigger problem on a Mac …
If converted to a WebArchive, it still refers to the real live website and also displays a cookie banner - sadly, this cookie banner cannot even be closed!
This rectangle in the lower left corner is always there!
We have some modifications that may provide better capturing of dynamically delivered content - all too prevalent on site nowadays.
This is not a DEVONthink issue. The webarchive isn’t a static format in all cases. It captures the page’s markup. If that page is getting dynamic content, it’s not going to display if the network is disconnected since it contact remote servers to download the info to display.
Again, this may be alleviated in some cases, on some sites, but you’re never going to have a 100% solution.