RE: Cacheing and mhonarc indexes

1998-02-19 15:16:33
From:         Claire 

I've been pondering something about the impact of cacheing 
(both locally and via proxy servers), and its impact on mhonarc 
indexes.  [...]

Basically, an index page is updated whever the archive is 
modified, but if a user has cached an earlier copy of the 
index, that won't refclect the changes.  So, every time a 
user looks at the index, should he/she reload it?

This "problem" occured to me as well when I was developing my
MHonArc archive.

        [snipped thoughts about use of the "expires" META tag]

Can anyone help me get my head around this?

Rather than use the "expires" META tag, I used the "no-cache"
pragma.  I redefined the appropriated resources (<IdxPgBegin> and
<TIdxPgBegin>) as in the example below:

  <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">

You can see the complete resource files I use and the resulting
archive by following the links from: