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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Will WatchThatPage monitor all the pages on a site?
  2. Can I get a separate email for each page I monitor?
  3. What kind of pages can I monitor?
  4. Can I monitor PDF, word and excel documents?
  5. Can I monitor stock quotes?
  6. Can I monitor a missing page?
  7. Can I get notified when the change contains certain keywords?
  8. Do you support HTTPS?
  9. Can I monitor pages what require a login?
 

 
  1. Q: Will WatchThatPage monitor all the pages on a site?
    A: No. Only the specific pages you add to your profile. The reason is that some sites like Sun or Microsoft contains thousands of pages, and it would be too hard to go through all the pages every day. In most cases it would not be in your interest to receive all the changes from a site either, due to the volume of some of the sites.

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  2. Q: Can I get a separate email for each page I monitor?
    A: This is up to you. You can choose to collect all your changes into one email, divide them in two or more emails, or have one email for each change. To enable more than one email, you must use channels. Read more about channels. Most people find it more useful to collect the changes into one or a few emails, as it will be easier to read all the changes in one go.

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  3. Q: What kind of pages can I monitor?
    A: Any page that uses the HTTP protocol and is reachable from the Internet. This includes pages with Dynamic HTML, forms etc., but not pages using SSL and the HTTPS protocol. You can not monitor FTP pages (starting with ftp://), but we are working on it.

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  4. Q: Can I monitor PDF, word and excel documents?
    A: Not for them time being.
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  5. Q: Can I monitor stock quotes?
    A: Yes, but you need a provider that enables you to send the ticker in as a part of the URL. Netscape is one example of such a provider. The URL you will need to add would look something like this:
    http://channels.netscape.com/ns/pf/detailed_quote.jsp?TickerSymbols=msft
    where msft is the ticker symbol for Microsoft.


  6. Q: Can I monitor a missing page?
    A: No. When you add new pages to your profile, WTP will check to see if the page exists, and download the initial page. This will also make sure you didn't make any typing errors, making you believe you monitored the page of interest.

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  7. Q: Can I get notified when the change contains certain keywords?
    A: Yes. In your profile, click the 'Add keyword matching' button, and fields for doing advanced keyword matching will appear. You can also read more about keyword matching.

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  8. Q: Do you support HTTPS?
    A: Sorry, but no. We plan to do this sometime when we get time for some developent again.
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  9. Q: Can I monitor pages that require a login?
    A: Sorry no. We also plan to support this one day, but it is currently not in place.
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