Monitoring Pages for Changes
It is possible to let your visitors easily monitor pages shown in the
search results for changes.
This document describes how to enable this page change monitoring.
This tutorial is not a web/html primer and assumes that you already know
how the process of "web surfing" is accomplished (i.e. a browser requests a page from a server which
then returns the page to be viewed) and what an HTML "form" is and how it works.
If you are not familiar with these concepts please read a basic web/html primer.
Page change monitoring is performed by the
When requested, this service checks a page once a day to see if it has changed
and, if so, sends an email to the person monitoring the page to let them know.
To let your visitors easily monitor your pages for changes you
can enable this feature, placing a small
"monitor page" link at the end of each search result item which connects
To see what this looks like
to search this site for "monitor page" with this feature enabled.
(The search results will be displayed in a new window.)
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To enable or disable the "monitor page" link in the search result
items it is necessary to add an additional HTML tag to your search panel.
This html tag specifies whether you want to use this feature.
To enable the page change monitoring link add the tag:
<input type="hidden" name="mon" value="1">
and to disable the page change monitoring link add the tag:
<input type="hidden" name="mon" value="0">
to your search panel.
This tag must be placed after the search panel's initial
tag and before it's ending
tag, otherwise it will not work.