04-09-2003, 05:38 PM
Just a small query - Every time I read a post, and then click "back", the list of postings has changed - seems to be a much older one. It's always seemed to do this, yet all the other forums I've been on it goes straight back to the previous (cached) page.
I know it's a silly little thing, and I can easily press refresh, but it's curiously annoying. Is there a bug somewhere that's recalling a previously cached version of the page from my HDD?
04-09-2003, 05:47 PM
I get this about 1 in 3 times at work on Win2000 and MSIE. Very rarely at home on Apple10.2.3 and Safari/Camino.
04-10-2003, 03:49 AM
Same here, I get bitten by it 40% of the time on MSIE 6.
It looks like there is a problem with
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />used to tell your browser not to cache the current page that is sometimes being ignored. (There is a 64K buffer involved here, don't you just love microsoft http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif )
Microsofts suggested fix is... to put an additional header section after the body end tag!
Also, it looks like MSIE 5 doesn't even support the pragma nocache command, so users running will always be caching so shouldn't see an occasional old cached copy pop up.
04-10-2003, 05:16 PM
I've started occasionally getting this, has only started in the last week or so.
04-10-2003, 05:28 PM
For those of you on broadband I suggest that you set IE to delete temporary files on closing the browser window. To do this (in IE6) go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options to bring up the options dialog, go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to the bottom of the list. Under the "Security" sub-group tick the box next to "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed".
This will force your browser to download the latest copy of forums from the web server each time you start IE.
My general advice would be to avoid using the back button, use the drop down navigation menu or the links in the top right hand corner of the page to nagivate the forums.
04-10-2003, 05:59 PM
FWIW I'm running IE5 on W2K, and it seems to do it every time, always has (Been registered a couple of months)
It's a problem with some browsers ignoring the meta content.
If you use the in-site navigation you should not have any problems, but if you use the back button you are sometimes going to see a previous cached copy. Jason's advice is good advice.
04-16-2003, 06:46 PM
I believe a CTRL-F5 command forces IE to refresh the page and completely ignore the cache
Yes, either CTRL (or SHIFT?) REFRESH (or F5) will force the request to download the newest page from the server.
However, this need not be necessary if you use the navigation on the site and refrain from using the BACK button. It's a browser caching issue, this.
If, like me, you are human and illogical you tend to rely on the back button. Try clicking on the Saabscene logo at the top to take you back to the main page, instead. This avoids the old pages cached problem.
04-29-2003, 06:52 AM
I always click on the logo on the top left to get back to first page. seems to work for me