otherOTTers wrote:I didn't realize you could download children, nor did I know there was such a thing as [recursive] children. […]
I have no clue what children are in this context […]
is just a little piece of software that gets something from the internet and saves it into a file. I think the "child" thing comes from a feature that lets you download a whole website, or part of a website, automatically. Starting from a single HTML page (like the index.html
of someone's home page), which is considered the "root node" of a rooted tree
, the program automatically follows all the links, using a recursive
tree-traversal algorithm. It would download everything one at a time (typically with restrictions, e.g. ignore any links to other domains, don't attempt anything ending in .php
Wait, whoa, what?!?!?