updated web page not showing

acer 2410
April 19, 2006 at 11:04:49
Specs: XP, 256

I'm with AOL and my updated web site will not show, it works ok on explorer, any ideas.

Roger


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#1
April 19, 2006 at 11:41:51

The page is most likely being cached by your AOL browser. Pages are cached (saved) to your hard drive so that the next time you go tot he page it can pull it from the hard drive (much faster) rather than having to download it again. This is very useful with dial-up connections, but can cause the problems like the one you are having.

You need to either find the setting in AOL to control the caching (if there is one) or try refresing the page manually. Usually this can be done by pressing F5 when viewing the page.

Or, just dump AOL!

Michael J


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#2
April 19, 2006 at 11:44:29

Control F5 will clear the cache in Internet Explorer

Shift + Reload button in Firefox.

F5 reloads using cache so that won't change a thing. As it works with Explorer it is presumably just a browser issue.


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#3
April 19, 2006 at 12:19:54

hi guys, cleared cashe, history, tool bar history, temp internet files, cookies the lot still no good. A friend on aol has the same problem, it must be a AOL setting but what??????????

Roger


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#4
April 19, 2006 at 12:27:00

"F5 reloads using cache so that won't change a thing."
No, Michael is right. Hitting F5 usually re-gets the content from the server, not the cache. Nice hint on the ctrl-f5 thing though. Very handy.

-SN


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#5
April 19, 2006 at 12:35:36

nice one guys, f5, did the trick, updated web site came up.
However as this is my web site and I now know about f5, how are all the AOL users going to know if they are looking at my old or updated site. ?????

Roger


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#6
April 20, 2006 at 07:12:28

>> how are all the AOL users going to know if they are looking at my old or updated site. <<

Unfortunately they don't. However, if AOL are doing things properly, and you never know with AOL, the cache should be cleared after 30 mins.

You can check if a page is being cached here.

Go down to the last item on the right, ISP cached DNS lookup, and enter the URL of the page in question.

Stuart


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#7
April 20, 2006 at 08:50:58

Here is an article on some things you can try which will keep you page from being cached. Note that any of this is browser dependant, so your results my vary.

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/reference/article.php/3472881#nn
Michael J


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