Looking for a piece of web software for creating HTML links from Webloc Browser Pages

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by macsrules, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. macsrules macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008

    First, thanks in advance for any help.

    1. I have been searching all day for this without success. I know there is something out there I am just not finding it.

    2. Here is what I am looking for:

    When you drag links right out of the navigation bar in the browsers, it creates files called Weblocs. I want one of these two options.

    A. A piece of software that will take them if I give it a batch of them and wrap them with the href link tags so that I can just copy and paste the final product into dreamweaver or,

    B. If you take webloc files and drag them into Dreamweaver it strips out just the link, but then you have to wrap each one with a link tag. To time consuming if you plan on doing lots of links this way. How can I have dreamweaver just wrap them for me? When I select them all and use the link tag it wraps them all into one href, in order to do it you have to do each one by itself, again to time consuming if you are putting large amounts of webloc files into your dreamweaver page.

    Any help is most welcomed
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Does DreamWeaver have a regular expression find and replace option? I might have an idea for this, but don't have DW to test with.
  3. macsrules thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    Thanks Angel for your reply.

    Sorry so late getting back to you. Yes it does have the ability to use regular expressions, and yes I have used them before and they can be and are very powerful. If you have one that you think might work post here and I will give it a try and let you know. One that would strip the URL out of the Webloc file and wrap it all on the fly would be awesome. If not it can be done through Dreamweaver itself.

    I am currently using a piece of Software called SmartWrap. It forces me to do it in three steps, however it is still faster than by hand.

    Let me know, and thanks

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