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WebSite-Watcher can monitor a lot of different file types and pages:

 

Any kind of web page with text content. WebSite-Watcher supports both, static web pages (pages with file extension .htm or .html) and dynamic web pages (pages with file extension .asp, .php, etc).

 

RSS/Atom feeds: RSS/Atom feeds are converted into a readable web page.

 

Pages behind a login: For password protected pages you can record a Check-Macro that is executed when the page is checked for updates.

 

Discussion forums: Forums are handled as normal web page with various optimizations, for example a special method to highlight changes.

 

Pages with Javascript: For pages where the content is displayed with Javascript, WebSite-Watcher supports a separate and more complex technology to convert the dynamically generated page content into a static content.

 

PDF files: An integrated Plugin automatically converts PDF documents into web pages. Then PDF files can be monitored like normal web pages and WebSite-Watcher is able to highlight changes in the text.

 

Microsoft Word files: An integrated Plugin automatically converts Microsoft Word documents into web pages. Then Word files can be monitored like normal web pages and WebSite-Watcher is able to highlight changes in the text.

 

Microsoft Excel files: An integrated Plugin automatically converts Microsoft Excel documents into web pages. Then Excel files can be monitored like normal web pages and WebSite-Watcher is able to highlight changes in the text.

 

Newsgroups: Newsgroups (NNTP protocol) are converted to a web page similar to a discussion forum. You can also post replies and new messages via WebSite-Watcher.

 

Images: If you monitor an image file directly, WebSite-Watcher is also able to highlight changes within an image.

 

Binary files: WebSite-Watcher is able to detect updates of binary files (for example zip or exe files) by comparing the file date, the file size and/or parts of the content (binary files won't be downloaded completely when they are checked for updates).

 

Flash files: Flash animations are handled as binary files. WebSite-Watcher is not able to highlight changes in the content.

 

FTP files and directories: WebSite-Watcher supports monitoring of FTP files and directories. FTP files can be checked by file date/size or by content.

 

Locally saved files: WebSite-Watcher can monitor files on your local hard disk.



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