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Posted - October 24 2012 :  15:47:26  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's something which people might find useful....

We found today that in some instances (eg when generating lots of static pages in one go), browsing a url of a changed asp file still executed an old version of the asp file, not the version that was actually on the site.

Turns out that it's a hosting/server issue to do with file-cacheing on iis6:

IIS 6.0: Delay in Serving Updated Active Server Pages:

I've got no idea if this is potentially an issue for other hosts (such as vpasp; this issue was found on a non-vpasp-hosted server), but hopefully this'll help people if they have a situation where they browse an asp file on their site and it simply doesn't show the correct/latest version of that asp file, especially when it comes to static generated asp pages.

I guess it's quite rare that you'd get these symptoms because it's asp-code that it's cacheing rather than html code (so the data is dynamic/new even though the asp file being executed is old), it only really becomes an issue if the page that you generated now points to a different product/category/content-record than before (which is what happened in our situation; a static file turned from a products-list to a sub-category list page, but we couldn't see the change as the products-list version was cached on the server)

Simon Barnaby
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