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3:57 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,
I have an intermittent problem in that sometimes after I upload page updates via dreamweaver FTP and then check the URL my browser shows me the old version. I have checked that the new page code is uploaded through my hosting cpanel file manager and they seem to show the new version. It doesn't happen all the time and I am inclined to thing that it is some type of caching issue with my PCs. I have spoken to my host tech support and they say that it has to be at my end.

I have 2 pcs networked with a wireless router and when I have this problem it happens on both of them. It is really annoying because I like to view my changes live for piece of mind. I've tried all of the tricks with internet options in IE6 and would appreciate some word of wisdom from fellow subscribers.

6:16 am on Apr 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It doesn't happen all the time and I am inclined to thing that it is some type of caching issue with my PCs.

Does your browser automatically refresh every page every time? Next time you upload a revised page and do not see the revision, try "F5" to refresh the page.

7:19 am on Apr 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Haven't tried F5 but have tried the refresh button on the browser tool bar and have tried shutting all browsers and deleting all temperary files, tried check for new page version settings; every visit to a page and automatic.

Don't know what else to try, is there some way to clear the cache completely?

3:54 pm on Apr 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Also, try to clear your cache in the web browser. If you are using ASP or another scripting langauge, you can program the browser to automatically request a new web page from the server. Check out some of the ASP commands on refreshing from the server and bypassing the person's browser cache.
1:32 am on Apr 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This is the type of thing I'm looking for but I'm sorry I don't know what ASP is?
8:27 pm on Apr 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have 2 pcs networked with a wireless router and when I have this problem it happens on both of them.

The browser would only affect one system, not both. The problem lies in the cacheing mechanism of the router.

Simple: reset your router so it updates the cache. If there's no reset button, unplug the power to it for 10 seconds, then start again.

12:44 am on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have tried the router thing already, after speaking with my ISP and web host it seems the there is some sort of problem with the caching at my ISP. They run a transparent caching server which somehow gets page resfresh times from each website, this must be the problem. They are working on it now, I will fill you in when I know what the answer is. I am glad that I have at least found out that the problem isn't in my system.