SiteOrbiter Help

Exploring the Scan Results
The results of the scan can be viewed by selecting a specific site from the Site List located on the left hand side of the main SiteOrbiter window. This will cause the site details to be displayed in the right hand side of the main window, in the Explore tab. The content in Explore is divided up into three main sections: a table of the data at the top, a graphical display in the lower left, and a browser and reporting view in the lower right. These are linked, such that a selection or click in one causes the other sections to display the relevant content for the newly selected resource. For example, clicking on a row in the table will cause the browser window to load and display that resource and the graphical display to display content about which resources link to the selected resource, and which resources are referred to by the selected resource. Clicking on a resource in the graph view will cause the resource to be selected in the table, and displayed in the browser. Clicking on a link in the browser will cause that resource to be highlighted in the table and displayed appropriately in the graph. (Note that, in some circumstances, for example due to a robots.txt, scan depth settings, or other criteria, some resources displayed and available in the browser will not be part of the table or graphic map.)
Data Table Field Definitions
The available data fields in the table are as follows:
IndexThe SiteOrbiter determined record ID for the particular resource. This information does not come from the server or web content itself but is used as an identifier for SiteOrbiter.
LocationThe location field is the URL which can be a relative, external, or absolute path, or in some instances, can be a reference to a javascript command target, mailto: or other non traditional location.
TitleThe title of the resource if known. Usually determined by the XPath location: /html/head/title. In many cases, resources will not have titles as they might be images or other types.
SizeThe determined content size of the resource in bytes.
Outward LinksThe number of resources that are linked to, or referred to, by the particular resource.
Inward LinksThe number of other resources that were scanned that refer to this resource.
Resource TypeThe content type, either as determined by the server at time of scan, or in the case of a local file scan (which involves no server) as determined by SiteOrbiter.
Return CodeThe HTTP status code as returned by the server at time of scan, or as determined by SiteOrbiter as part of a local scan.
Link TypeThis can be as follows:
absolute: the full path, starting with /
relative: a link that doesn't start with / and therefore starts from the position of the parent link
external: a fully specified URL that could point to a resource that isn't part of the site being scanned.
Last ModifiedThe date presented by the server as when the page was last modified. This information is used by SiteOrbiter to compute the age of a resource. If a local page, the last modified time as reported by the file system.
ServerThe type of server software that the resource was served from at the time of the scan. This value is not applicable for local file systems.
ProtocolThe protocol used to access the resource. This is generally specified in the referring link, either explicitly, or implicitly in a relative or absolute link.
KeywordsIn an HTML resource, the value of the "content" attribute specified in the meta element with an attribute "name" of "keywords". Found in XPath: /html/head/meta.
DescriptionIn an HTML resource, the value of the "content" attribute specified in the meta element with an attribute "name" of "description". Found in XPath: /html/head/meta.
AuthorIn an HTML resource, the value of the "content" attribute specified in the meta element with an attribute "name" of "author". Found XPath: /html/head/meta.
TagsTags are user defined labels that help to provide an additional method to categorize and manage resources in a particular scan. Tags can be added to a resource in SiteOrbiter in two ways, either through the Tag Manager or via a user defined rule and action for a specific path or path fragment. To manually add a tag to a resource, select Data->Edit Tags for Selected Resources (Command-T). Note that any tags defined for a resource or specific to SiteOrbiter and do not impact any server content. Tags are persistent across scans, so if a tag is defined for a resource, if on a subsequent scan, that resource is found, SiteOrbiter it will be tagged with any tags from the predecessor scan. Note that if you remove a tag from a particular scan it will not remove it from any other scans.
RefreshIn an HTML resource, the value of the "content" attribute specified in the meta element with an attribute of "http-equiv" equal to "refresh".

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