6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2008 1:23 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Orphaned links

    robdekoch
      Hi,

      I am trying ro get a list of orphaned files in a site. I have used the Check Links Sitewide feature but because of how this site is set up, Dreamweaver isn't able to resolve the links and reports them all as orphaned. Does anyone know of a way to find files that aren't refferenced in HTML pages without trying to resolve these links? Is there another tool I could use to do this?
        • 1. Re: Orphaned links
          Level 7
          What kind of links is DW unable to resolve?

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          "robdekoch" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:g7ajfj$lp4$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi,
          >
          > I am trying ro get a list of orphaned files in a site. I have used the
          > Check
          > Links Sitewide feature but because of how this site is set up, Dreamweaver
          > isn't able to resolve the links and reports them all as orphaned. Does
          > anyone
          > know of a way to find files that aren't refferenced in HTML pages without
          > trying to resolve these links? Is there another tool I could use to do
          > this?
          >

          • 2. Re: Orphaned links
            Level 7
            On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 18:24:53 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
            <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

            >What kind of links is DW unable to resolve?


            I have a similar problem - that I just have to live with.

            Dw reports my include files as orphans as the only links to them are
            in php.

            <?php include ($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/inc/example.inc.php'); ?>

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            ~Malcolm~*...
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            • 3. Re: Orphaned links
              robdekoch Level 1
              Hi Murray,

              We are using Teal Teamsite.. Teamsite is this browser based product that the company I work for has had me use for the last 5 years. Instead of actually ftping HTML pages, code is pasted into templates via the browser. I have to upload images to a folder in Teamsite that doesn't mirror the location of the images on the hard drive.

              We are going to be migrating to a new setup and I've been asked to get a list of files that aren't in use so we can get rid of them. Due to the weird way our site is set up, the link checking tools built-in to Dreamweaver don't seem to be helpful for this project. It makes sense that Dreamweaver would attempt to resolve these links, but I was hoping that there was a way for it to exclude files whose names appear in links even if it doesn't know how to resolve them.

              Robert DeKoch
              Sections Web Administrator
              State Bar of California
              180 Howard Street
              San Francisco, CA 94195
              rdekoch@calbar.ca.gov
              State Bar of California
              415-538-2598
              Thanks!
              • 4. Re: Orphaned links
                Level 7
                Hi Rob - do we recognize you as an ex-Macromedia employee?

                Anyhow, I'm not aware of a way to have DW do this. Sorry.

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                "robdekoch" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:g7anrb$q0d$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Hi Murray,
                >
                > We are using Teal Teamsite.. Teamsite is this browser based product that
                > the
                > company I work for has had me use for the last 5 years. Instead of
                > actually
                > ftping HTML pages, code is pasted into templates via the browser. I have
                > to
                > upload images to a folder in Teamsite that doesn't mirror the location of
                > the
                > images on the hard drive.
                >
                > We are going to be migrating to a new setup and I've been asked to get a
                > list
                > of files that aren't in use so we can get rid of them. Due to the weird
                > way
                > our site is set up, the link checking tools built-in to Dreamweaver don't
                > seem
                > to be helpful for this project. It makes sense that Dreamweaver would
                > attempt
                > to resolve these links, but I was hoping that there was a way for it to
                > exclude
                > files whose names appear in links even if it doesn't know how to resolve
                > them.
                >
                > Robert DeKoch
                > Sections Web Administrator
                > State Bar of California
                > 180 Howard Street
                > San Francisco, CA 94195
                > rdekoch@calbar.ca.gov
                > http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp
                > 415-538-2598
                > Thanks!
                >
                >

                • 5. Re: Orphaned links
                  robdekoch Level 1
                  Hi Murray,

                  Thanks! I am going to see if I can use Teamsite to generate orphaned files reports.

                  Yes, it's me. Thanks for all your help!
                  • 6. Re: Orphaned links
                    Level 7
                    Nice to see you again, Rob. Good luck!

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                    "robdekoch" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:g7d0cr$f1l$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > Hi Murray,
                    >
                    > Thanks! I am going to see if I can use Teamsite to generate orphaned files
                    > reports.
                    >
                    > Yes, it's me. Thanks for all your help!
                    >