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can i convert db to html

     
9:09 pm on Sep 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi there people
On my site i make quite a lot of use of databases for storing searchable info. I would like to be able to convert one of these database files to a html file so that it can be spidered by a search engine. Anyone have any ideas on how i could do this. I tried copy and paste from word pad to an html editor but the url's did not become active. any ideas on how i could create this web page and have my url's active???
5:00 am on Sept 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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If I understand what you're after, I'd simply dump the db contents to a format of your choice (nice table f'rinstance), save the source as .html, and upload.
What is your db and scripting language?
2:39 pm on Sept 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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hi there.
The db is writen in perl (created by a perl script) it contains a list of urls and site info. it is part of a web directory. created by links 2 what i would like to do is spider the database and follow links so that i can offer my users the ability to search for more pages from a domain.
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ok i copied and pasted the entire database into an html editor and it did convert the taxt to html but i need to activate the url's and tips on how i could do this. i know it could be done manualt but there are over 2000 of them and that would be real time consuming.