The Web Link Assistant is a proposed application that would read a selectable set of HTML files and extract from them the set of links contained inside. Once extracted, the links could be processed, including writing them out into a new page or pages.
The users of the Web Link Assistant would be casual users of the World Wide Web who want to gather links from multiple sources (such as the results of web searches, multiple bookmark files, etc.)
Existing applications do not handle easy mixing of links between different kinds of pages. Some programs like Netscape Communicator and Microsoft Internet Explorer handle their own bookmarks, but don't facilitate copying bookmarks from other pages. Users who want to track a large number of links, but not in their booksmarks or favorites files have to do by hand would could easily be made more graphical and usable.