There are a lot of different programs to do what you want to do,
however, first I will break down the search into two different steps:
1. Acquisition of the data
2. Changing of the data
You don't need to worry about publication in a non-proprietary way,
because the only content we change during step 1 and 2 is the HTML
- Internet Explorer (and most other browsers) can save the page you
are looking at complete with the relevant parts.
- If you want to do this in bulk, you can use a program like Teleport
Pro or a similar Offline Browser program. Here is a list of likely
other candidates ( http://download.com.com/3150-2377-0-1-4.html? ).
The biggest advantage is that the good ones like teleport will rewrite
the links according to your directive, which makes uploading easier.
- If you are trying to write a program, which automatically does this,
I would suggest "wget" which is usually available for unix flavours
but also can be run on a windows system (
Now you have your data on your local harddisk (if those possibilities
are not enough, please specify what your exact needs are for this
step). Now we just have to change them (be careful though that links
pointing to pages that belong to the same site should stay local and
not be translated to your computer's complete directory paths):
- Most simple but most powerful version: Use a text editor to modify
the HTML files. Text editors are available widely from notepad to vim
( http://www.vim.org )
- Use an HTML editor like Dreamweaver ( http://www.dreamweaver.com )
or Frontpage (comes e.g. with "MS Office with Frontpage") to have a
point and click way to modify existing text. Only edit the HTML files.
Other HTML editors ( http://download.com.com/3150-2048-0.html?tag=dir
- Programming approach: my suggestion here would depend on the
programming language you would prefer and the OS you are willing to
- The CSS information might not be downloaded by the program you use.
The result would be weird looking pages.
After completing step 1 & 2, you can just upload the pages to the site
you wanted them on with the upload tool of your preference (make sure
the links are local if there are problems - this is done while
downloading the original pages or while modifying them).
Make sure to ask me for clarification, if you actually own the site or
have direct access to the site that you want to download the files
from, because then I have more interesting options for you.
I hope this is the information you were looking for. If you want
additional information, feel free to ask for clarification!