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Opera forced check for new page versions

     
8:44 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I have a client who uses Opera. Every time I update her homepage her browser still shows the old cached version. This does not happen with my IE or FireFox. Does anyone know some code that will tell Opera to check for updated versions? Iím looking to set things up to force the browser to check because I canít teach everyone who looks at this site how to set their browser preferences.

Any help would be appreciated.
Cienwen

1:29 pm on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Opera is renowned for caching documents more frequently and for longer than other browsers. Opera for example never checks the cache headers when clicking back or forward.

Are you creating static pages or generated ones? Are you including and cache-control headers or meta tags?

3:24 pm on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My pages are static, but the home page (index) is changed every 4 weeks. I do not have cache control meta tags. How would they look?
2:22 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



If you are using static pages then the server will automatically configure the caching for the page in relation to the last modified date on the file - so if you leave the page unchanged for four weeks, many servers will instruct caches and browsers to keep a copy of the page for an amount of time which will vary between several hours and several days.

How to set up caching depends on your server software. Are you running Apache, IIS or something different?

10:09 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Have you tried using F5? In my experience, Opera performs a full refresh and picks up all changes.

Kaled.

4:25 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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> Opera for example never checks the cache headers when clicking back or forward.

execpt on https secure pages.

 

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