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> ... It seems to me that regardless of whether you
> automate this task or do it manually, you have to start by creating a
> list of each link on each page and its appropriate target. What's more,
> because of the fact that compiling such a list is likely to be a long,
> arduous task,
The text-based browser Lynx or the Amaya browser/editor will both
automatically generate a table of links for an HTML file. Amaya will
also combine multiple HTML files into one big "book" file and then
build a links table for that.
Both are free software, included in most Linux or <whatever>BSD
distributions. For Amaya, including a Windows version, you can also