Understanding the Web Site Map Template

When you start a drawing based on the Web Site Map template, Visio 2007 adds shapes and tools for automatically creating a diagram of a Web site. The template adds the Generate Site Map command, which runs a crawler (sometimes called a spider or bot)—that is, a type of program that retrieves a Web document and follows all the links in it. Visio’s site map crawler looks specifically for HTML pages on the Internet, an intranet, or in local folders such as a test or staging site. Through this process, Visio 2007 discovers all the pages, documents, graphics and media files, program files, and other information on a Web site and then creates a hierarchical model of what it found.

Visio 2007 not only generates ...

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