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I'm a real newbie when it comes to such things, but what is the
possibility of using AJAX to cycle through each version of a page?  I'm
guessing that dynamic elements in each of those pages might pose a
problem (that I'll leave up to you coding experts to answer).  If it's
visuals you're really looking to get, it certainly would be a cool
effect to have the pages fade in and out.  And a timeline slider would
be nice.
 
 
John Lolis
Information Technology Manager
White Plains Public Library
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>>> On 4/23/2013 at 6:18 PM, in message
<[log in to unmask]>,
Wilhelmina Randtke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.

-Wilhelmina

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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:
>
>
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1494488/watch-a-web-page-for-changes

>
>
> 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
> http://lso.umsystem.edu/~pottingerhj/ 
> https://MOspace.umsystem.edu/ 
> "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
> >to
> >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
>