[Durham] Something topical - urlwatch

Martin Ward martin at gkc.org.uk
Sun Apr 12 12:51:47 UTC 2020

On 12/04/2020 13:05, Dougie Nisbet via Durham wrote:
> I've been checking https://www.shipton-mill.com/queue regularly. I'm a 
> regular shipton customer but it's a level playing field at the moment. 
> I've had no success bagging a slot.
> It may not be very sporting, but I decided to try urlwatch to keep an 
> eye on the page. It's a very sparsely documented util but I've had 
> success with it in the past. However when I try it on the Shipton Mill 
> queue I think they have some sort of wizardry that causes a refresh 
> every time. I tried curl too without any success.

Each time I download the page (with wget) the following line changes:

  uniqueId = "Don't call this twice without a uniqueId page 1586693739";

So urlwatch will keep telling you it has changed.


Dr Martin Ward | Email: martin at gkc.org.uk | http://www.gkc.org.uk
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