Text Display of changes is a simple list of all text on the page that has been inserted or deleted.
Text Display of changes works in combination with the visual display when changes are hard to detect on the Visual screen, sometimes changes are detected that are not immediately evident in the Visual Display. Changes can be hidden in menus, drop down boxes, hover fields, pop up windows and forms etc. If changes have been indicated in the retrieval (by having a Text Display and Visual Display icon) and they are not exposed, open the Text Display to see a simple list.
Example of the Text Display 1
Below are two screenshots, on the left is the Visual Display of detected changes, on the right is the corresponding Text Display of the detected changes. The site we are tracking here is a news site which has many changes on a daily basis as such it is an excellent test site for Diffserver. The areas in the Visual Display with the blue background and white text are newly inserted content, the yellow background with red text indicates deleted text.
All changes indicated in the Visual Display have a corresponding entry in the Text Display window.
Example of the Text Display 2
Below are screenshots of a well known camera manufacturer, Diffserver has detected changes in specification text on one of their camera models, the corresponding changes in text can be seen in the Text Display.
Example of the Text Display 3
Here Diffserver is tracking a travel site and specifically New York to London flights and prices, on the left in the Visual Display you can see changes in flight times, dates and pricing. The Text Display shows the same changes in list format.
Example of the Text Display 4
Below are screenshots of a government grants announcements page, Diffserver has detected changes in a grant named PAR-12-001 - this grant has been pulled for some reason by the government department.