Our organization has a need for a tool that can look at our web site and crawl the entire thing. It would then output a full description (bibliography?, catalog?) of the site's hierarchy, with a list of all elements and copy on each page, etc.
Does this make sense? Any recommendations for tools to do this, payware is fine, would be much appreciated.
Rational used to have one several years ago. They got it when they bought another company. It would walk the entire site. I was really fun to point at production systems. I don't if they still have it.
Hi, I'm not sure how much information you are really after. There are quite a few programs to create site maps available. That may be a good way to go. I would check out some of those. If you want to actually get all the (HTML?) elements, it's a lot of information that may not be very useful.
It's possible to write your own script to produce a site report. It will depend on the site architecture and how dynamic it is. I've done something similar for an Oracle portal, by crawling through the back end pagegroups. You can look for the elements that you really want and report on those.