I am writing a Python script for downloading a website for offline viewing and changing the links in the downloaded webpages for proper links between the downloaded webpages. I don't know the technical term for this so I asked this question.
- There was some debate in the comments about whether it is on-topic or not before the comments were purged.
- One moderator wasn't sure whether to close the question while another moderator closed the question.
- There seems to be some consensus on this meta question that "name that thing" questions should be allowed. Mine isn't about naming a thing but for finding out the proper technical term for a process that I am trying to do. If "name that thing" is allowed then asking "technical term for this thing" should also be allowed.
I was also told that my question isn't programming related.
I want to know if the answers to my questions are correct i.e. the process that I am trying to do is
archiving then how is it not programming related? As far as I know search engines do
web-crawling for their work. Then if the argument is that what I am doing isn't programming related then are search engines not programming related?
How does the community define
programming-related? Are technical terms excluded?
How is my question off-topic?