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Subject: no-cache explanations (was: Re(4): FLASH: IE-cache, text file)
From: Colin Moock
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 05:07:47 +0100

from webreference.com (can't find the exact link anymore...). perhaps useful
to hear official recognition of the ie problem being discussed...(sorry for
the formatting).

This tells the browser the date and time when the document
will be considered "expired." If a user is using Netscape
Navigator, a request for a document whose time has
"expired" will initiate a new network request for the
document. An illegal Expires date such as "0" is
interpreted by the browser as "immediately." Dates must
be in the RFC850 format, (GMT format):
<META HTTP-EQUIV="expires" CONTENT="Wed, 26
Feb 1997 08:21:57 GMT">

This is another way to control browser caching. To use this
tag, the value must be "no-cache". When this is included in
a document, it prevents Netscape Navigator from caching a
page locally.

These two tags can be used as together as shown to keep
your content current-but beware. Many users have
reported that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer refuses the
META tag instructions, and caches the files anyway. So
far, nobody has been able to supply a fix to this "bug." As
of the release of MSIE 4.01, this problem still existed.



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