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Re: META tag - expires
From Jim on 14 Jan '99
replying to META tag - expires posted by Sarah Dain

>I've put META HTTP-EQUIV="expires" tags with an old date in the top
>of some pages which contain information which is regularly updated,
>so that browsers look for the new version of the page.
>
>Will this make search engines ignore these pages, thinking that they
>are out of date?
>
>(If so, does anyone know if there is a better way to ensure a browser
>will look for the latest version of the page and not open the cached
>version?)

Take a look at the top of the main list page here and you'll notice
I've used <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no_cache">

This seems to work with Netscape 4 and I believe it's the most reliable
method, although it certainly doesn't work with ALL browsers.

There's no sure-fire way of doing it.

You've put this post is in the Robots section, but you're not talking
about robots, just browsers, right?




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