Create an index from a webpage [RANT, DNFTT]

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Thu Sep 8 22:59:09 EDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Simon Cropper
<simoncropper at> wrote:
> At present I am definitely getting the impression that my assumption that
> something like this' must out there', is wrong.
> I have found a XML-Sitemaps Generator at,
> this page allows you to create the XML files that can be uploaded to google.
> But as stated I don't actually want what people now call 'sitemaps' I want a
> automatically updated 'index / contents page' to my website. For example, if
> I add a tutorial or update any of my links I want the 'global contents page'
> to be updated when the python script is run.

What you're looking at may be closer to autogenerated documentation
than to a classic site map. There are a variety of tools that generate
HTML pages on the basis of *certain information found in* all the
files in a directory (as opposed to the entire content of those
files). What you're trying to do may be sufficiently specific that it
doesn't already exist, but it might be worth having a quick look at
autodoc/doxygen - at least for some ideas.

Chris Angelico

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