[thelist] Content Freshness Agent - How to implement?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Tue Jan 9 07:19:26 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Are these flat pages, or are they served from a database/template

If the latter, it can't be too hard to identify them.

If you want to expire/archive them, *then* it gets fun, as you then also
have to keep track of incoming links...


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> The piece I'm missing is the agent that would do the crawling of the site
> and matching of the dates. It would need to crawl the site database
> automatically on a periodic basis, such as once a day. Does anyone have
> ideas on how to implement such an agent?

I assume that the platform that agent would be running upon would be Windows
NT? If so, look into AT commands. You would just have AT call your ASP script
every X seconds/minutes/hours/whatever. Then, you can do anything with the ASP
script that you can do in ASP. But, if you're running it frequently, make sure
you balance things out with stored procs, etc.

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