Html Tools for World Wide Web

Information Technology Resources

Note: This is an archive page originally available at, but is no longer maintained by All the links on this page have been tested and updated as on 12/10/2013. These tools, are for management of World Wide Web servers, generation of hypertext, etc.Some of this information may be out of date.

CGI server extension scripts

CGI Archive: To add contents to the archive, put them in /incoming/cgi.

Generating HTML

There is a full list of filters and converters between various formats and HTML, collected by Richard Brandwein and Mike Sendall. Highlights include:

MS Word and rtf - RTF converters, and facilities for Word for Windows.

Framemaker interfaces -There are several approaches which allow FRAMEmaker to be used as a World Wide Web tool.

WP to HTML - WordPerfect HTML conversion

Miscellaneous scripts - and programs for generating hypertext from things like directory listings, etc.

Mail Archive to HTML - Make that mail archive available on the web.

See also htxp, a time-saving macro preprocessor for writing HTML (and other documents) allowing user-definable abbreviations and macros.

HTML editing and authoring tools

Some conventional word-processors and general-purpose SGML editors can be used with HTML. See also: more info on filters, SGML info and tools

Several sites used to offer further information on HTML editors, some with reviews, but now only one link is active: at HPRC Toronto for various platforms, with other tools.

There are reviews of the Ant, WebAuthor and Internet Assistant in WWWiz Online.

Here is a list of some purpose-made html editors and authoring tools:

SIMON - A shared hot-list tool.

HTML-Editor - for NextStep

HTML assistant - and HTML Assistant Pro for MS Windows (Version 3.1 or higher).

HTMLed (HTMLed32) and HTMLed Pro - an HTML editor for MS-Windows 3.1, NT, 95

WebEd - and another

WebEdit - and another. 32-bit Windows 95/NT version soon in beta.

VRtml - another from VRtiks

HyperType Edit a new freeware editor for Windows.

Quadratura another new editor for Windows.

WebMania! point and click authoring tool with forms and frames from Q&D (written in VB)

Arachnid for MS-Windows (no connection with Arachnid for Mac below)

NerdEdit a simple editor for MS-Windows

HoTMetaL and HoTMetaL Pro from SoftQuad for MS-Windows and Mac

Web Media Publisher for Windows 95 and WindowsNT, with JAVA support

Aardvark Pro editor for Windows 3.x and Windows 95

SpiderPad for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, with Visual Table, Form, and Frame editors.

Chinese/English HTML editor for MS Windows by Jing-Hwa Luo. Multilingual Publisher from Accent Software. WYSIWYG HTML editing in over 30 languages, soon with Japanese and Chinese.

htmltext an editor based on the Andrew Toolkit.

tkWWW also based on tk.

S H E Simple HTML Editor - a HyperCard stack.

High Tea a simple to use HyperCard based HTML editor. Available from any of the info-mac or umich mirrors.

HyperMarker another HyperCard stack.

HTML Editor for the Mac by Rick Giles.

HTML Pro an HTML editor for the Mac

HTML.edit another HTML editor for the Mac.

Web Warrior another HTML editor for the Mac.

Web-Knitter shareware for the Mac. Lets you make simple web pages with text, bullets, graphics etc.

Alpha HTML Mode Alpha is a customizable programming/text editor for the Mac. Check for newer versions of the HTML environment than the one included in the Alpha distribution.

ASHE a simple editor in c for Motif

asWedit an HTML 3, HTML 2 and text editor for the X Window System and Motif.

The Ant templates for Word 6.0 implementing Word to HTML and HTML to Word WYSIWYG Conversion Utilities

WebAuthor -HTML add-in to Word for Windows 6.0 from Quarterdeck

Internet Assistant for Word 6.0 for Windows from Microsoft. Now in public release, see "What's New" on Microsoft's WWW Home Page

WebWizard authoring system for Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows

Internet Publisher add-on to WordPerfect 6.1 from Novell. Also Internet Publisher Pro.

Spider authoring and browsing tool for Windows 3.1 from InContext Systems

Arachnid a graphical authoring tool for Mac (now in beta - no connection with Arachnid for Windows above)

WebManager from P.INK. An authoring tool for Mac (now in beta).

Live Markup and Live Markup Pro: a MS-Windows 3.xx application that offers a WYSIWYG layout environment for building or editing WWW Pages.

HTML Grinder toolkit for the Mac. "No mere editor, the Grinder is a powerful utility to assist you with intelligent link building".

another utility for AmiPro

curl a tool for automatically generating links between HTML pages based on a contents file.

Imagizer a tool to help develop Web pages with images

Paradox a utility to create HTML pages using Paradox for Windows.

Xantippe a hypertext/hypergraphics authoring environment for Windows 3.x from IRIS Media Systems can create HTML files as well as other formats.

ColorEditor is designed for HTML document authors to select the color scheme for the html pages.

TypeHTML A HyperCard stack that helps in editing HTML. Especially useful for marking up existing ascii text files. It also translates the Macintosh character set to and from ISO Latin-1, which should interest people who have to author French, German, etc.

NaviPress authoring and other tools from NaviSoft.

Emissary for Windows from Wollongong with browser and other Internet access tools

E-Publish from from Stat Tech, an electronic publishing package for Windows, allows you to publish information in HTML.

WebFORCE Software Environment for IRIX from Silicon Graphics including WebMagic Author.

HWA/HTML from Olson software. Authoring tool for Windows with visual site management.

PageMill and SiteMill authoring tools from Adobe.

FrontPage Client/server Web authoring software, including an HTML editor. A 30-day evaluation copy is now available for download from Vermeer Technologies. Also available from Microsoft.

Internet Publishing Solution real soon now from Frame and Adobe

Internet Authoring Toolkit for the Mac real soon now from EveryDay Objects.

Lotus InterNotes Web Publisher automates the process of publishing information to WWW by converting Notes documents into HTML.

HTML Notepad for Windows 3.1 adds HTML capability to the Notepad editor.

jed editor for MSDOS, MSWindows, Unix, OS/2, and VMS has an html mode.

BIPED a perl 5 CGI script that allows you to view both the source code and the rendering of your page within a single screen, edit the source and check the HTML.

TableMaker form-based utility converts tab or comma-delimited text into HTML tables. With examples and a listing of sites with information on tables.

FrameShop FrameShop makes it easy to create and experiment with frames.

Checking dubious HTML

The following will validate HTML syntax for conformity with various standards

weblint a perl script to check HTML.

htmlchek an awk script to check HTML.

Webber An HTML authoring tool with a validating SGML parser

Arena W3C's testbed HTML3 browser flags and comments bad HTML.

Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer from Delorie Software allows pages to be viewed with various tages disabled, to help predict the effect of different browsers.

The following will check the validity of links

Generating things from HTML

Converters exist for plain text, LaTeX, MML, RTF etc. Other sed scripts can be used to combine documents at various levels into one big book.

Analysing Log Files

Server log analysis - Analysing server logs requires first of all changing the numeric internet node numbers into domain names. httpd-analyse.c is a program to do that. Feed the results through awk and grep of your choice! Some documentation on the program.

Web Wanderers

Web-roaming robot etc Guido van Rossum's knobot code in "Python" language.

Web Checker James Pitkow's web checking robot

Public WWW Access Services

Telnet server Setting up a service machine for anonymous users to log in to a www client.

Suggestions for Further Reading

Attribution: PS: This is an archive page originally available at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the tools listed here are part of the available WWW software. Links have been tested and updated recently. However, due to changes in technology, some links may be outdated and still not work.

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