Re: META tag - expiresFrom 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are out of date?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
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?