There's a list here that may be more along the lines of what you're seeking.
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Wilhelmina Randtke
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Tool to highlight differences in two files
That helps a lot, because it's for websites which is what I want to compare.
I am looking for changes in a site, and I have some archives, but tools for
merging code are too labor intensive and don't give a good visual report
that I can show to a supervisor. This is good moving forward, but doesn't
cover historical pages.
I was hoping for something where I could call up two pages and get a visual
display of differences for the display version of html, not the code.
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. <
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> Hi, I'm not sure if you're really looking for a diff tool, so I'll just
> shout an answer to a question that I think you might be asking. I use a
> variation of the script posted here:
> for watching a web page for changes. I mostly only ever use this for
> watching for new artifacts to appear in Maven Central (because refreshing
> a web page is pretty dull "work").
> Hope this helps.
> HARDY POTTINGER <[log in to unmask]>
> University of Missouri Library Systems
> "Do you love it? Do you hate it? There it is, the way you made it."
> --Frank Zappa
> On 4/23/13 3:24 PM, "Wilhelmina Randtke" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >I would like to compare versions of a website scraped at different times
> >see what paragraphs on a page have changed. Does anyone here know of a
> >tool for holding two files side by side and noting what is the same and
> >what is different between the files?
> >It seems like any simple script to note differences in two strings of text
> >would work, but I don't know a tool to use.
> >-Wilhelmina Randtke