Sitemapping a site on a local hard drive

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Sitemapper's URL field seems to demand a page already on the web. How can I sitemap a site I'm developing on my hard drive ?
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Looks like you can't do that, since the Sitemapper wants to have a valid url including the http://
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To do that, install a Web server on your local computer and then enter in the URL http://localhost or http://ipaddress

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You could sitemap a site on your hard drive in previous versions; it would allow you to browse to the sites home page. This is a major oversight in the current version. I need this ability and am very unhappy about this. I've already installed the new version over the old not realizing that feature had been removed.:(
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Charlotte Kennedy wrote:
You could sitemap a site on your hard drive in previous versions; it would allow you to browse to the sites home page. This is a major oversight in the current version. I need this ability and am very unhappy about this. I've already installed the new version over the old not realizing that feature had been removed.:(


This was not an over sight, this was done on purpose. Our software is designed to mimic a search engine when mapping your Website. This used to be a feature in the old version but we were actually doing this incorrectly which is why it was corrected in version 5.0

I personally can't see any reason or benefit to building a sitemap locally as it sort of defeats the purpose of the software.
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Scott Swedorski wrote:
Charlotte Kennedy wrote:
You could sitemap a site on your hard drive in previous versions; it would allow you to browse to the sites home page. This is a major oversight in the current version. I need this ability and am very unhappy about this. I've already installed the new version over the old not realizing that feature had been removed.:(


This was not an over sight, this was done on purpose. Our software is designed to mimic a search engine when mapping your Website. This used to be a feature in the old version but we were actually doing this incorrectly which is why it was corrected in version 5.0

I personally can't see any reason or benefit to building a sitemap locally as it sort of defeats the purpose of the software.


And that is such a wonderful feature too because it not only serves as a search function, but also helps with SEO.
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Local server is a great tool. Here are the two best

http://www.wampserver.com/ (I use this one)

and

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

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