how to download a webpage including images,applets,..

Posted on 2004-09-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

How can I write a routine that will download a web page and store it on my hard disk.  It also has to download all associated objects including Images,Applets, etc ?

for eg:if i type "" ,i should download the complete webpage including all.

i have tried with the following code i can not able to get the images

                        URL url=new URL("");
                        InputStream conn=url.openStream();
              BufferedReader input = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(conn));
                    String line ;
                        byte data[]= new byte[1000];
                        int size =;
                        while ((line = input.readLine()) != null)
Thanks in advance
Question by:vihar123
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objects earned 250 total points
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you'll need to parse the html, here's an example showing how to extract all the links.

You can then download the data pointed to in the link.
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objects is right.

When a browser access a page, it loads the page and all of its assocated objects through a series of GETs.  The first get is the HTML of course.  Then the browser parses the HTML and as it encounters a tag that refers to an external resource it issues another GET to retrieve and render the resource.  Your code would have to do something simalar.
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and when you get the image links as described by the link given by objects,
you can save the images to local file system like

basically you would be looking for

you will need to find the <APPLET tag as well for downloading applets

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hi objects,

i have seen the same code and tried i am getting javax.swing.text.changedcharsetexception,i cannot able to rectify.

pls help me  :)
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doc.putProperties("IgnoreCharacterSet", new Boolean(true));

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this HTML parser is not working for all websites.pls help me out :)
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yes if it not standard html, or uses recent features it will have problems.

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hi objects,
what to do in this case? any idea..
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you need to look at a different parser, perhaps a commercial one.
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