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4:15 pm on Oct 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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After uploading a revised webpage the old page still shows up in IE for some time, maybe a couple of days. Refresh and emptying the cache in the preferences does not help. The correct page is shown in Netscape. Obviously it's a cache problem. What am I doing wrong?
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8:14 pm on Oct 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It does sound strange. Are you sure you dumped the Explorer cache, and not just the Netscape cache? I ask because you said "emptying the cache under preferences" and the Explorer cache is accessed under "Tools/Internet Tools"


9:45 am on Oct 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi tedster,
it's strange indeed. I have not made anything with the NS cache, and I normally do not use NS so the cache should be empty.
I dumped the IE cache in the preferences dialogue and the cache file is in located in the folder MS Internet Cache according to the information in the dialogue box.
The problem still persist. I should mention that I am located in Sweden and use a Swedish language version of IE 5.0. File names could be different in the two language versions.
Thanks for trying to help! I still need help with this issue.
8:08 pm on Oct 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I've had this happen before and it *was* absolutely baffling.

If it *is * the same problem I had...try this, it should work even though it sounds incerdibly simple...

when you visit the page, instead of allowing autocomplete to finish the address, or picking it from your favourites menu, actually type the full address manually and then click 'go' or hit 'enter'.

I was told this forces the browser to get up off it's butt and go get the page from the server instead of pulling it out of it's back pocket. ;)

I'd be interested to hear if this works for you too :)

Good luck.


5:41 am on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Finally, after five days, the correct pages showed up all by itself. Sarkey, next time this problem turns up I will try your suggestion. I'm sure it will turn up again as this was not the first time.


7:13 pm on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Problem solved! I have learned that webproxy must be unchecked in preferences when using an