Caching Issues

Several people have written me saying they have issues viewing pages at Wizbang. Almost without fail, after further investigation, these people have a firewall product that caches pages – Norton being the most common. If the firewall caches a page that has an error (an extremely rare occurrence) the user can’t read the page the next time they visit.

I think I’ve addressed this in a permanent fashion by expiring pages by default with the following line in the <head > section of each page.

<meta http-equiv=”expires” content=”Thu, 1 October 1998 00:00:00 PST”>

The date can be any past date. So far the results are positive.

Update: I’ve removed the Javascript code for Links Open In New Windows. That code may have not played well with cache servers… I’ve replaced it with much better PHP from Joe Crawford. All the changes have made today’s posts a bit wonky – all that’s resolved now – I hope.

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