I note the following.
a. Clicking on a directory/folder name in the generated (Note 2) sitemap.html file invariably leads to an error404 page if no index.html file is in the folder.
b. Sitemapper's errorlog.txt file for each of those directories/folders says,
" Referring URL http://......./sitemap/sitemap.html
Error Code: 404: Not Found".
Note 1: I searched for index.html in the Sitemapper forum and in the PDF file Sitemapper Guide 6.0 and got no hits.
Note 2: Registered Sitemapper Version 6.1 Build 342, 64 bit edition Windows 8.1 Pro used at http://fc7777.coffeecup.com/ where I'm developing (considerable work is still needed) a responsive version of my fixed-layout utilitarian website. The appearance at full width is not to be changed for reasons connected with the copyright agreements under which I publish the books.
I have never had problems with Sitemapper not being able to find the files.
Sitemapper doesn't have any difficulty in finding my files. It's just that, because most of my directories/folders haven't at present got an index.html file, Sitemapper treats the directory path itself as a file it cannot find. My website is such that several directories/folders are necessary.
Both you and Sitemapper have done me a very good turn in drawing my attention to the wisdom of having an index.html file in each directory/folder. I shall now set to work arranging for that to happen.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
Thanks to both of you.
I'll bear in mind the possibility of mapping folders individually, especially because the site I'm working includes half-a-dozen books, and each page of each book uses a separate web page.
All the folders in the website I'm working on now do have index.html files. It's good to know that the exercise was worth it.
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