Cached Versions of Web pages

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LauraMJ

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Hi,

When a website changes a page, there is still, sometimes, a cached version of it ocassionally found when searching for that page.........is there anything that the website can do about that, or must one simply wait until that cached page expires? How long does it take to expire? Is there anything that a website can do to make the cached version change faster?
 
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In IE go to Tools>Internet Options> and under Temp Internet Files click Settings and check Every Visit To The Page or Automatically.
 

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Well, yes, that would do it for me..........but not for anyone else, right? I'm asking about the real, actual cached page that anyone can look at.
 
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<META HTTP-EQUIV="CACHE-CONTROL" CONTENT="NO-CACHE">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="PRAGMA" CONTENT="NO-CACHE">

Put the above in the header of your web page.

Keep in mind, this is a request to your browser, which any browser can ignore. You will need to use javascript or ASP to be more effective (and that can be ignored too).

Courtney
 

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So, in other words, there is no way for a website to control (really) the cached pages. They will be there until the search engines (or whatever) let them expire or renew them.........is that correct?
 
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