A bit like a dandelion gone wrong. June 3, 2006 3:36 AM   Subscribe

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A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.
Here is the site. Some results are definitely interesting though. I wish you could click on a node and see its address.
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 3:36 AM (6 comments total)

Sorry, I forgot to inlude codes:
blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for the DIV tag
violet: for images (the IMG tag)
yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags)
orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags)
black: the HTML tag, the root node
gray: all other tags
posted by tellurian at 3:48 AM on June 3, 2006

Not that this isn't a cool find, but it's been posted to the blue.
posted by graventy at 5:01 AM on June 3, 2006

Okay, didn't see that [didn't even cross my mind because I was so MetaCentric]. Administrators emailed to delete (hassle though it is to now to dig out their addresses).
posted by tellurian at 5:13 AM on June 3, 2006

it's fine here, I'll leave it up
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:45 AM on June 3, 2006

I was looking at this at work recently. It's a thought-provoking little tool. Those tags over at Flickr seem misleading though. It's not "web sites as graphs." Each graph shows the internal tag structure of a single page. It's more like "single page DOMs as graphs." If you think of it as "sites" then it leads you to believe you're looking at some kind of site map or representation of the content, when you're not.
posted by scarabic at 9:14 AM on June 3, 2006

That's exactly what happened to me. I thought "links" and was rather disappointed to find it was just documents. I already have mental pictures of DOM trees, these are pretty but not very useful.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 4:00 PM on June 3, 2006

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