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    I am trying to find information on how to send cache control options, (mainly no-cache for AOL) in the HTTP headers. AOL webmaster site talks about it. My Web provider will not help because they say it is a webmaster coding issue and they do not help with that. All information I see indicates that it is set up on the server. Does anyone know how this is done?

    Dale

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    The HTTP header line looks like this:

    Pragma: no-cache

    Implementation is easy in CGI scripts, otherwise it will vary depending on your server.

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    Put the following in the HEAD section of your pages:
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="expires" CONTENT="0">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Cache-Control" CONTENT="no-cache">

    You can find out more about meta tags by reading the Webmaster Tribune Issue #59 at: http://www.webmaster-resources.com/t.../issue59.shtml

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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    If they say it requires some sort of header from the server than the meta tags are the browser equivalant to those tags. You can add the headers using ASP, PHP or PERL also.

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    What I am trying to do is prevent AOL servers from caching my pages. The way I understand it is that the META tags will not acomplish this.

    Dale


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