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> Hey gang,
> Is there such a thing as a
> software package that monitors changes to a web site? Whenever a change
> is made to a page, this software would search through the web site (all the
> pages) and look for anything that might be affected by that change, such
> links to the changed section
> similar text throughout the web site (that might also need to be changed)
> The software couldn't be perfect or complete, but like a spell checker,
> could give a quick list of warnings ("hey, is that change going to
> affect any of these pages that happen to have the same words in the same
> proximity to each other? <list of 15 pages, showing the paragraphs that
> contain similar words>") You could set the program to different levels
> of warnings if you felt it was giving you too many or too few.
> I don't suppose such a program exists, does it?
> Christine Pellar-Kosbar
> Merit Network, Inc.
> From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==
J. L. Fraser, B.Sc.
Senior Documentation Coordinator
CARIS - Universal Systems Ltd.