[geeklog-devel] AOL8 (fwd)

Tom Willett tomw at pigstye.net
Mon Mar 10 16:39:25 EST 2003

Yes AOL does cache pages (and downloads parts of the same page from multiple 
servers at the same time) but so does Squid and most other caching proxies.  
I learned a long time ago that I had to turn off my local squid to do much 
web page editing successfully.  You can also just make sure that each call 
has a ? in it or add a ? to the end of the url.  This signals the proxy that 
this page is not static.  And if you have lots of problems make sure your 
website has the no-cache pragma (<meta HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-
cache">).  AOL respects that.

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003 14:55:58 -0600 (CST), Tony Bibbs wrote
> Can anybody else confirm this?
> -- 
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> tony at tonybibbs.com  hunt or fish often see those of us who do as      
>                     harmlessly strange and sort of amusing. When you  
>                     think about it, that might be a fair assessment." 
>                     --Unknown
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 14:16:35 -0600
> From: maximus at dublin.com
> To: tony at tonybibbs.com
> Subject: AOL8
> I had this problem when using AOL to update my site (GL powered and proud 
of it).
> The issue seemed to revolve around how AOL cached the page.  the users 
_were_ logged in but AOL didn't reload the page, it just used the old page 
> I was using an older version of AOL (5.0 or so I think).  If you use the 
refresh button a couple of times after logging in the problem went away.
> AOL creates a cache of the page "for faster viewing" that it uses on the 
next call.  I think MSN does the same.  These static pages then live on the 
ISP's servers, increasing load time by attempting to cut out the farther 
> I had only to refresh a couple of time in each case and then AOL seemed to 
get the idea that maybe this tatic wasn't working in my case.  Works fine 
now, but I havent used that computer in a few months.
> Maybe the solution, maybe I have a bad case of anal-audience.  Just what 
happened in my case.
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Tom Willett
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