Locally installed w3 tools
Tools for verifying web links and pages
(by Hans de Graaff,
A tool to verify links on a set of html pages. It can check a set of documents
on a single server, or on a set of servers.
This is my favourite one, because it is fast, easy to handle and lists
only those links which are not ok. The current local version is 1.37 and it is
written in perl-5 (perl-5.002 or better and LWP 5.02). The last version I have
seen is 1.39, but has no advantage over version 1.37.
If you like you can read the HTML version of the
manual page right away.
(by Hans de Graaff,
The newest version of checkbot, with new features. Evaluate...
(by Roy Fielding,
A web robot that specializes in the maintenance of distributed hypertext
infostructures (written in perl-4, requires
(by Neil Bowers,
Weblint is a tool
for verifying HTML documents. See the
for details and have a look at the global resource file.
The program is written in perl (version 5.002 or better) and the current version is
Tools for copying web pages
(by Víctor Parada,
A tool that retrieves the URL specified in a unix-like command line. It can also
retrieve recursively any file that an HTML file references, i.e. inlined images
and/or anchors. It can be used as a "mirror" program to retrieve a tree of documents
from a remote site, and put them on-line immediately through the local server
(written in perl-4).
(by Hrvoje Niksic,
A tool to retrieve documents across the web either using HTTP or FTP Protocol.
Wset is non-interactive, able to use proxies, uses a full-featured recursion mechanism,
and understands the robots.txt. The FTP-part is able to do regets of
of documents (like ncftp) as long as the server supports this
feature. Beside the original
site a mirror
in Danmark exists. You may also take a look at the
or at the manual in the postscript version.
Tools for converting documents to HTML
Tool for converting tex documents to a bunch of html files. For an example look at
the documentation of the
which was created out of a mpeg_lib.tex source file (or the documentation of latex2html
itself ;-)). The current version is 97.1. You may also browse the
original documantation site.
Texi2html converts the given
Texinfo file to a set of HTML files. It tries to handle most of the Texinfo
commands. It creates hypertext links for cross-references, footnotes and so on.
It also tries to add links from a reference to its corresponding entry in the
bibliography (if any). It may also handle a glossary (see the -glossary option).
(by Earl Hood,
Small program taking a formatted man page as input (stdin) and writing a formatted html
document to the output (stdout). A cgi script
is also available (written in perl-4). I use a
modified version of man2html and the cgi script for the
MEMSY programers guide.
Tool to convert plain text files to html pages. Does a fairly good job.
Read the change history or the
source. At the beginning there are a lot
Note, that the
image manipulation tools
once found here are now located at /local/graphics/....
(by Tom Christiansen, /local/w3tools/bin/ggh)
Grovel Global History is a program
to scan the contents of Netscape's (Version 2.0 and higher) history.db file.
One can simply list the contents or search for special pattern and URLs.
(by Taguchi Takeshi, /local/w3tools/bin/tkmped2)
is imagemap file editor. Supported map types are CERN httpd, NCSA httpd, Netscape
NetSite, and Client Side Map. The program is written in Tcl/Tk and requires tcl-7.4 and
tk-4.0 or better.
(by Michael Pichler, /local/w3tools/bin/vrweb)
VRweb is a VRML (Virtual Reality Markup Language) browser.
It is designed to run as a helper application for normal HTML browsers.
Maintained by Thomas Thiel.