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sitemap.html not really formatted

Thread began 8/18/2011 5:04 am by david428573 | Last modified 8/19/2011 9:41 pm by david428573 | 2122 views | 4 replies |

david428573

sitemap.html not really formatted

Although level-n classes are defined and pages are in a hierarchy, the sitemap.html file is a single-level flat list, with the list items like this:

mysubject
mysubject/subtopic
mysubject/anothersubtopic
mysubject/anothersubtopic/thirdleveltopic
yoursubject
yoursubject/subone

etc.

Wouldn't it be more sensible to insert the appropriate <ul> tags to introduce a new subtopic, and at least limit the text to the basename? Even better would be to pull the text from the target page, from a user-configurable tag like <title> (most obviously), or the first <h1> on the page, or SOMETHING.

As it is, the site map may be useful in its XML form for search engine submission, but I can't have the HTML version on my site, it looks like ... well, what it is. Auto-generated without regard for style or usability.

Am I just completely missing the secret config options for this program?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the site map wizard, under the Header, there are controls to move an item left or right.

moving an item to the right will create a new sub list, moving it to the left will remove it from a sublist.

at the bottom, in the label section, it will use the page name, you can edit this to use another label if you like.

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david428573

Off to see the wizard..

Um - what wizard? Here's what I'm doing:
Site -- Webassist Site Tools
Select Surveyor and click GO
I now have these choices:
[] Create from site
[] Exit existing site map
[] Select pages manually

I choose "create from site", and my options are:
Web Address
Save site map at
Page file types
Links to follow
Maximum pages
Follow dynamic links
Ignore URL parameters
Edit site map when done

When it's done I get a list of each page and these are the options:
+ add - delete Y cut
Pages:
URL:
Last Modified:
Change Frequency:
Priority:

[ HELP ] [ FINISH ] [ CANCEL ]

That's it. There is no "under Header", no controls to move an item left or right, no label section.

I would tell you the version but the software does not display it. I just purchased this 3 weeks ago.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to create the HTML Site map, go to Insert -> Webassist -> Surveyor _> HTML Site map,

This is the wizard I am referring to.

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david428573

Here's how to do this

I've attached a Perl program that does what I expected this commercial product to do - intelligently indent the items to reflect the filesystem hierarchy, and pull the text from the Title tag. This is 20 minute's work. Yipe.

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mapper.txt
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