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Automatic Site Documentation

Posted on 2004-10-19
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I've just been assigned to work on a simple but large, undocumented, php web application.

Before I do anything to it, I want to understand the whole system by documenting (especially its source code) the system to some printable format such as MS-WORD.

I made a manual start to this, copying and pasting the code to MS-WORD but after a few hundred pages, of just a small part of the system, I've seen this is impractical/impossible.

Is there any way this can be done automatically?

Are there any applications out there that can scan all the pages from a website in a specified directory, copying the scripts to one printable file?

If this application could go further by producing a diagram of how all the pages are linked, this would be of great help. And the screen outs? Any miracles for this?

I've had a brief look at the REPORT feature in DREAM WEAVER but this seams to be mainly for reporting on logical errors found on a sight.
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Visio XP/2003 can create a flowchart of an existing website. Its not everything you are asking for, but it might help in part of your documentation
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Well, you could use something like this to combine them and spit out a word file: http://www.thebeatlesforever.com/processtext/abcmerge.html

I've never used it, but seems to be what you're looking for, if it handles that many pages...there is a trial version to test it, so you may want to do that...


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Weren't both of these combined the answer you were looking for?


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