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Re: web page update notifier

by zby (Vicar)
on Jun 18, 2004 at 08:36 UTC ( #367896=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to web page update notifier

In my spare time I am developing a more complicated notifier with a web interface. The additional feature is that it let's you add some regexps to ignore some changes (it is usefull for pages that for example show current date somewhere). I plan it to evolve into something like what RSS does by extracting what is new on the page (with a kind of HTML diff). You can read some documentation for that, download it or try it on my home server at Active Bookmarks Manual.

I wanted to use it as a replacement for Personal Nodelet - so it has a special (undocumented) feature that links to Perl Monks are internally converted to links to appriopriate The Pen pages.

By the way most current web browsers can notify you about changes to pages in your bookmarks.

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Re^2: web page update notifier
by Juerd (Abbot) on Jun 18, 2004 at 12:27 UTC

    By the way most current web browsers can notify you about changes to pages in your bookmarks.

    I don't just want to know that it changed, I want to know exactly which lines were added and removed. There are numerous scripts that do something like this, but creating a new one is MUCH easier than reading manuals of other scripts, because they're all bloated with features I don't need right now.

    Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

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