Msg#: 7571 posted 12:34 am on Mar 27, 2004 (gmt 0)
My company puts out a weekly newsletter in PDF. Some users complain that the new issue isn't posted in a timely manner when, in fact, it is. I'm familiar with a number of methods for preventing HTML from being cached, but is there a way to stop the cache of a PDF?
I'm told the server is a 'mainframe' running iPlanet. I have little knowledge and very limited access. Would prefer a file or download related solution, but will pursue server-settings solutions if anyone knows anything about it.
Read something about results of the POST method not being cached. Is this true? Can you set up a download using a FORM submit button with METHOD=POST and avoid browser caching?
Soliciting any and all information. I can find nothing on this. Thank you.
Daniel, changing the filename would be a simple and effective solution. I'm told that new files require some extra steps by our server admin to make them publicly accessible. A small point, but I'm hoping to avoid creating extra work for anyone else.
Dcrobie, what exactly would be the effect of the timestamp and is this solution server specific?
Nafmo, where would I put this and what does the syntax look like?
Oooh. As a user I would be annoyed if every edition was called newsletter.pdf each time - I think that you should date them individually: newsletter.2004.03.28.pdf etc, to solve both problems (Use Y-M-D date so that they automatically sort into the correct date order in directory listings).