HTML TOC and index from many files?

Subject: HTML TOC and index from many files?
From: anne -at- visi -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 19:07:47 -0600 (CST)

Is there a way to generate a TOC or index from many HTML files?

Here's the scoop: I'm starting a quickie project to document
a Java API. We are considering writing directly in HTML
to avoid HTML conversion costs. (And because another group
already does "raw" HTML help.)

We have FrameMaker, Word, and RoboHelp, but none convert to
HTML cleanly enough to be used for this quickie project; we
simply don't have the time for cleanup. And WebWorks isn't
in the budget right now, alas!

I'm comfortable creating and editing HTML files by hand or with
HomeSite. However, I really don't want to create and maintain
the table of contents and index by hand.

Are there any tools that can take a set of HTML files and create
and update a TOC, standard index, and/or full-text-search index?
The update function is more important than the creation function.
(I can create the first draft in Word, if necessary.)

Anne Chenette
anne -at- visi -dot- com
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