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Dumb_guy

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Msg#: 1931 posted 5:34 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

There use to be a service out there that would allow visitors to be notified (if they wished) when a website they were visiting was updated. They would shoot the surfer an email letting them know the site was updated.

Can this be achieved on the server side using code?

 

Oaf357

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1931 posted 8:33 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm sure there is a PHP script available for that but a mailing list would accomplish the same task.

Dumb_guy

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1931 posted 8:38 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

How do you mean? Hence, I am Dumb_guy.

Oaf357

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1931 posted 8:39 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

You could create a mailing list for people that want to know when your site is updated.

Or there might be a more automated process available from a PHP script (if you don't know what PHP is, learn it at [php.net...] ).

Mardi_Gras

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1931 posted 1:46 am on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

At least one service is still available - changedetection.com - it is used by Slipstick, among others. Don't know about coding your own.

Dumb_guy

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Msg#: 1931 posted 2:31 pm on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Mardi_Gras:

Thanks for the info. Exactly what I was looking for.

bruhaha

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1931 posted 2:44 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Another such (free) service you may try is
"Watch that Page"
[watchthatpage.com ]

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