27 Apr 2018

caching / refreshing


I've noticed when I come to the site that I'll often see something with a date on it, such as a forum post or a blog post, listed on the main page.  I'll come back later and see the same things with the same times--no time has lapsed.  This is an issue with how long the site is caching itself and is a setting that should be available to adjust by the website administrator (Jim?).  I was wondering if anyone else had noticed this?I'm running IE 6 with SP1, and some updates.  I'm current on all updates.John


Does it reset when you refresh your page? I haven't nociced it on my Mac browsers. You might also use a different browser to see if it's IE or if it's the site and let me know. Try Firefox.

IE is, despite it's ubiquity, quite quirky and idiosyncratic as Microsoft doesn't use the accepted standards-- because they are Microsoft. 

On CAP's protocol for Cpn in CFS/FMS since December 2004.
Currently: 150mg INH, Doxy/Zith, Tini pulses 

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What I've noticed is, if I don't log in, which I often don't when I'm reading the site at work, the times are VASTLY different between 'logged in' me and 'visitor or guest' me.  And, no, the times don't refresh for hours. I actually thought the site was down last evening because of this.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

You can also set up IE to "refresh" the page on every visit, but it will slow down your internet browsing in general.

Under the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options". A window will pop up, which half way down, on the right should be a button labelled "Settings"; within a section labelled "Temporary Internet Files". Click on this button labelled "Settings". A second window will pop up, with the first line reading "Check for newer versions of stored pages:", under this setting select "Every visit to the page".

This change should force IE to NOT cache your pages. This action will annoy some web administrators as they will now have their web servers doing more work, and if you have a slow internet connection, it may annoy you.

I'm not sure that will resolve the issue and will do some checking with it.  The page date may not change; however, the dynamic data presented on the page may have changed.  It's a difference between the structure of the page and the content of the page.


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best, JohnRRMS/EDSS was 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.9999, 6.5 on Wheldon/Stratton Protocol beginning 04/12/2006nac 4x600 mg/daydoxycycline 2x100mg/dayazithromycin 3x250mg/day MWFmetronidazole 3x400mg/day then 3x500mg/day