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make page reload

Sep 26, 2013 4:33 AM

Is there a way to make Dreamweaver web pages automatically stipulate  the latest version:

 

If i edit a page and someone downloads it soon after-- How will their pc know that this page should be refreshed on their pc?

 

Will they keep seeing an earlier version from their last, recent visit? (Cashe thing?)

 

Does this make sense? Am i using the wrong words here?

 

Thanks so much for any insights!

 
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    Sep 26, 2013 5:14 AM   in reply to ContextWeaver

    There are some variables you need to consider. 

    Here is a good treatment of the Cache Headers topic:

     

    http://www.mobify.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-http-cache-headers/

     
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    Sep 26, 2013 3:39 PM   in reply to ContextWeaver

    I use  a last modified tag.  In theory, the browser is supposed to compare its cached version to the last served page.  If served version is newer, that's the page to load. 

     

    <meta http-equiv="Last-Modified" content="26 September, 2013 11:08:00 GMT" />

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Sep 27, 2013 9:47 AM   in reply to ContextWeaver

    Put Meta tags in the usual place, typically under the <title> tags in your HTML code.  Change the date and GMT time to match when you upload the page.

     

    I only use this on pages that are regularly updated with new content.  If your pages don't get any updates, there's no reason to use it.  Fresh content usually gets more traffic from search engines. Stale content doesn't.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Sep 28, 2013 11:35 AM   in reply to ContextWeaver

    In Design View, go to Insert menu > Head > Meta. 

    Or to do it faster, switch to code view and paste code manually inside the <head> tags of your document.

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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