mTrawl Reviews

Limited utility

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Doesn't seem very useful as a crawler. The default recursion settings are dangerously deep, it can't produce a site map, and it produces only one type of report: A list of pages, with each page followed by a list of errors. No way to report on errors by type, etc.

It looks pretty and if you have a relatively small site (say, <30 pages with very consistent URL specification so the duplication of pages is limited, and shallow structure so you can set the depth and recursion values low), it could be a good tool for finding errors prior to a release. But for production monitoring, I just don't see it as useful. For all its flaws (and there are many), Xenu still provides more useful reports.

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