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Posted by enquirer (enquirer), 11 September 2002
From my mailbox - but shared since it's of general interest:

Just thought I'd let you know I noticed something a little odd about the board. When I clicked 'home' after posting today, I'm sure it brought back a cached page which didn't show my post as the most recent for its topic. I went back in case i'd forgotton to hit 'post' and did so... then there were two posts when I refreshed. Maybe it's a feature, maybe i just haven't woken up properly yet, but I have a feeling there was some cacheing going on there.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 11 September 2002
There *can* be caching elements involved - especially where the GET method is used and you have caching servers involved. There can also be problems where someone hits "post" then their connection gets broken - they feel the post was lost, but it wasn't.

It does happen.  I know it happens, probably on virtually every board (certainly this one's sweet compared to others I use ... I got caught into double-posting on a totally different board last night!); I think it's so much rarer on ours, and it's possibly user specific ... users who are effected, beware!

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 11 September 2002
P.S.  Answering the real question too - I think that the YaBB software regenerates its "most recent" list every so many minutes, and then caches it as well. ....



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