Special Filter

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WebSite-Watcher has also some built-in filter options that must only be turned on/off. These filters work for the whole page and not only for specified parts as the Ignore/Watch filters do.

 

Ignore all HTML Tags

This filter is enabled by default and returns only the real, readable text content of a page while all HTML tags are ignored. This filter should only be disabled under special circumstances, for example if you want to monitor any changes in the page source code.

The source code "this is a <b>bold</b> word" contains the HTML-Tags <b> and </b> which let your browser display the word "bold" in bold. This filter removes the HTML-Tags, the result is the text "this is a bold word".

 

Ignore Upper/Lowercase

This filter is enabled by default and ignores all upper/lowercase changes. If you want to be notified on capitalization changes, then you have to disable this filter.

 

Ignore entries in dropdown and list boxes

If this filter is enabled, then WebSite-Watcher ignores all entries in drop down boxes and in list boxes. Disable this filter if you want to monitor these entries. Be aware that there is no way to highlight new or changes entries. Technical description: Ignore everything between the HTML tags <option> and </option>

 

Sort page content

This filter sorts all words or sentences in a page and was implemented for some special situations. If you watch for example a search result where the order of found items is changed each time, then WebSite-Watcher would alert an update with each check. This filter sorts all words or sentences in the page and you won't get an update notification when only the order of the found items is changed.

 

Ignore removed elements (alert only if content has been added/changed)

If this option is enabled, you will be notified only if page content has been added or modified but not, when content has only been removed.

 

Watch all changes in link addresses

If you want to know if link addresses in a page are changed, then you have to use this filter. Link addresses are usually ignored by the filter "Ignore all HTML-Tags".

 

Watch all changes in image addresses

If you want to know if image addresses in a page are changed, then you have to use this filter. Image addresses are usually ignored by the filter "Ignore all HTML-Tags".

 

Minimum number of new/changed words

By default, WebSite-Watcher alerts an update if at least one change is detected. With that option you can define the number of new/changed words that must reached to get an update notification. The window "Test filter" versions" displays the number of new/changed words. If configured, all removed content is ignored and only new and changed words are used to detect an update.

 




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