What is Big Brother?
Big Brother is a hyperlink validation tool. Feed it your HTML source and sit back while it checks it. It will notify
you when a remote document is no longer available and will display its new address whenever possible. It can also
check internal links offline, which can be very useful if you maintain a large site.
For instance, the links which appear on these pages have all been checked by Big Brother. This way, whenever
a link breaks, be it a link to one of my own pages, or a reference to a remote page, I am aware of it and can
Big Brother's only requirement is the Thread Manager (which is built into System 7.5.x). For optimal use, System
7.5, MacTCP or Open Transport, and Internet Config 1.1 are recommended.
Big Brother is shareware, with a $10 fee.
to download Big Brother 1.1 (670K).
Companions to Big Brother
A useful tool to manage bookmarks is Alco Blom's URL Manager Pro. URL Manager Pro is now able to
invoke Big Brother automatically to validate your bookmarks. They form a great team!
URL Manager Pro 1.4b13
Eastgate Web Squirrel
is another bookmark manager. Interestingly, it allows you to organize bookmarks in
a two-dimensional fashion - a nice way of setting up your own virtual world. It is also
able to validate bookmarks by cooperating with Big Brother.
Web Squirrel 1.1
Writing HTML text
The text editor
knows about Big Brother when in HTML mode. This allows you to have Big Brother check the document you're
writing without leaving Alpha.
Alpha's HTML mode
was written by
You should use version 1.4 or later
Cliquez sur le drapeau pour changer de langue.
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Thu Feb 13 11:43:46 1997