×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

when was a site last modified?

when was a site last modified?

when was a site last modified?

(OP)
Is there a way in either IE or Firefox to determine when a site was actually last modified or updated?

e.g.  in FF ...  Tools > Page Info more often then not seems to show the modified date as today's date, and whether or not that's correct, I don't know.

tia

Sam

RE: when was a site last modified?

(OP)
my next question is; if this is not the correct forum to ask this question, where and how do I re-post without being scolded for cross posting?

Sam
 

RE: when was a site last modified?

There isn't.

Content from URIs that are delivered from a script, such as blogs, forums or any other CMS will always return a last modified header that is at the instant of delivery, which is perfectly correct, because it was just created, and therefore last modified at that moment.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: when was a site last modified?

(OP)
Thanks ChrisHirst,

Somehow I believe "There isn't" is the correct answer.

However, what does the this tell me:

javascript:alert(document.lastModified)

seems to tell me something (sometimes)

TIA
Sam

RE: when was a site last modified?

Yep, that will tell you the last modified header information for the document at that location (URI). BUT ONLY if the document is a simple HTM(L) file that was read DIRECTLY off the server hard drive.

If there is any kind of scripting involved the last modified header will be set at exactly at the time you requested it according to the server clock locale. Which is why "There isn't" is the only accurate answer, whether it is what you expected or wanted to hear  or not.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: when was a site last modified?

(OP)
Thank's kindly ChrisHirst

Sam
 

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close