Saturday, November 12, 2005

Recent webpage change not displayed immediately

Why do I sometimes not see the most recent post to the discussion group?

Why can't I see the picture that I was told was just added to a web page?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

There is a tradeoff when viewing each web page between the page appearing fast using an old copy that you previously saw, versus more slowly using the current version that is online. So when checking for a change, it's not always enough to go to the web page, as you may be looking at an old copy already on your computer, rather than the current version on the internet. Once the web page comes up, you need to hit "refresh" to reload the page to be sure you are looking at the current version. (A common, but very annoying nuisance which webmasters have to deal with many times a day when testing changes made to web pages.) Rarely, even this isn't enough (although it should be) and you will have to reset the browser to erase the disk cache in order to be able to see the current page.

The CPRR Discussion group web pages automatically refresh themselves every few minutes so the recent changes or additions will appear automatically on your screen after a brief delay, even if you fail to use the refresh button. Since other pages on the CPRR Museum website are changed less frequently, they do not refresh themselves automatically.

11/12/2005 10:25 PM  

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