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April 28, 2005 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Can't see the forest for the trees? This mildly interesting java app generates a graphical representation the structure of a website's html coding.
posted by crunchland (8 comments total)

mildly interesting

You got it.
posted by mike_bling at 10:39 AM on April 28, 2005

Hurray for mildly interesting!
posted by gilgamix at 11:18 AM on April 28, 2005

They better work on their algorithm, it found a link to and doesn't show any sign of letting up.

If they do it that way they must have more process cycles than braincells.
posted by furtive at 11:42 AM on April 28, 2005

It seems to be a bit recursive in its URL parsing. Like, if a subpage of a site links to the main page, it will go like mainpage/subpage//mainpage/subpage in an infinite loop...'s tree is still loading, as is the tree for my (rather simple) website...
posted by neckro23 at 12:03 PM on April 28, 2005

I haven't looked at the source code, but given that its a java app, I'm assuming its your machine fetching the URL's, not their server.

So, the moral being, its easier to write stupid algorithms when your wasting someone else's cycles.
posted by PissOnYourParade at 12:12 PM on April 28, 2005

Indeed, it would be improved if it didn't jump domain names and didn't display the same page more than once. And you could rotate the camera view. And you could save the output in a vector format. And it cleaned my room.
posted by TheNakedPixel at 12:22 PM on April 28, 2005

If they do it that way they must have more process cycles than braincells.

Approx 20,000,000,000 braincells in the avg human brain.

A 2GHz processor generates that many cycles in about 20 seconds(*)... so yeah, they do.

posted by Capn at 12:55 PM on April 28, 2005

Seemed to work fine for me, and -- as promised in the post -- came up with something mildly interesting.
posted by djwudi at 10:33 PM on April 28, 2005

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