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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by abdock, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. abdock

    abdock Member

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    Hello,

    Where can i set refresh time for the website ?

    AS at times when people make chages takes ages for the old page to expire.

    Thanks.
     
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

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    You could try and do this per document by setting the http-equiv expires meta tag, however this could be a tedious process if the pages aren't server generated (i.e. static HTML as opposed to being the output of PHP, Perl etc).

    However a great deal depends on whether the user's browser pays attention to such things and how cache-dependent the browser is, not to mention web proxies along the way. The only reliable method I've ever encountered is to force a refresh in the browser, which can generally be accomplished in most modern Windows-based browsers by pressing CTRL-F5.

    References:
    http://www.html-reference.com/META_httpequiv_expires.htm
     
  3. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    The most likely cause is either as webignition suggests (i.e. your local browser cache) or your ISP uses a (transparent) proxy and is caching the pages. There's not much you can do about the latter. What it won't have anything to do with is your web server.
     
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