[Reloadevery] Feature request

Jaap Haitsma jaap at haitsma.org
Sun Feb 6 21:58:18 EST 2005


Jimmy Thrasher wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> First of all, great extension, thanks for developing it.  It's simple,
> clean, and it works.
> 
> Second, I'd like to request a change notify feature.  Currently if a
> tab is reloaded automatically there's no way of noticing that the
> contents have changed short of actually viewing the tab.
> 
> I propose the following: if the contents of a file have changed after
> reloading, and the changed file is not in focus, the title of the
> window should change from, for example,  "TITLE" to something like "[
> TITLE ]" or "TITLE **", or even "TITLE [changed]", or possibly by just
> making the text bold.
> 
> This would be useful for people tracking changes in status webpages,
> etc, who don't want to have to check every window they're monitoring
> in order to see changes.
> 
> It should be fairly easy to do by storing some sort of hash function,
> e.g. md5sum, and using that as the comparison value, though I don't
> know if md5sum is readily available for Firefox extensions.
> 
I like the idea of changing the tab text, but detecting if a page is 
changed is quite difficult, because a lot of pages are created dynamically.

Jaap


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