Saturday, 20 August 2005

In search of a good web whacker

That’s web whacker, not weed whacker. The latter is taken care of by our Black & Decker Grass Hog.

A friend is looking for a Mac- or Java-based web whacker/sucker program for a project. According to what he’s tried so far:

  • Web Dumper doesn’t work
  • PageSucker stops working while in use
  • Site Orbiter doesn’t save files for browsing offline properly
  • Safari’s Web Archive feature isn’t cutting the mustard, either

The project in question is taking a dynamically-generated web site (which does not output HTML files), whacking/sucking it to a local machine in HTML format, then moving it offsite to another web server.

Please leave suggestions in the comments. Thanks!

posted on August 20, 2005 9:20 PM

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