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Re: st: caching -- and Stata users in UK universities


From   Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin@ul.ie>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: caching -- and Stata users in UK universities
Date   04 Oct 2002 17:22:45 +0100

Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> writes:

> In my experience, it 
> sometimes means that an update of Stata is not 
> "visible" to you until some days after it has 
> been announced or mentioned on Statalist. 
> 
> I can't add much more except to say that the cache is in 
> effect offsite as far as a user is concerned, 
> so that I don't think it can be subverted 
> by using software on your machine other than Stata. 

Rumour has it that appending a "?" to a URL will prompt caching
software to fetch the original, as it suggests to it that the page
is dynamic (and therefore not cache-able). So if you suspect
http://www.stata.com/interesting.html has changed, ask for
http://www.stata.com/interesting.html? instead. If it really was a
dynamic page, the ? would precede assignment of values to variables
like "query=logit+lang=en" or some such.

No warranties that this will work with the caching system in
question, and maybe it's difficult to do from within Stata, but it
might help.

Brendan
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