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    When was a page last modified? (6)

    Does any version of IE have a quick way to view the date when a web page was last modified? "Properties" seems to, but all it shows is the current time. I guess that means when it was modified in the cache on your PC, which is useless.
    Meanwhile, Netscape still has IE beat on this one. Their Page Info command shows Last Modified, down to the day and minute. Am I missing something here?

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    How does one check for the date time stamp in Netscape?

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    Right-click anywhere on the page and choose View Page Info (ver. 6) or View Info. It's also available from the View menu.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    This is not a quick and efficient way, but download the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/webdevaccess.asp>Microsoft Web Developer Accessories</A>, and you get a new right-click options called document tree which exposes the values of the document object model. Often, though not always, you can get the last modified date from this display. I use it with IE 5.5 SP2; I don't know if it works with IE 6.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    Hi
    Jeff's advice on getting those accesssories is spot on. They are neither slow nor inefficient once installed. The Last Modified Date has always worked correctly for me.
    On the same page there are several other freeware utilities for IE that are worth getting. If you want to extend their use slip over to my site and download the IE Buttons Pack (#85), the main idea and execution of which comes via RM Rucker.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    Can't remember where I read this, but type the following into the 'address' :
    java script:alert(document.lastModified)

    It works.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    On my system, it just shows what date and time it is right now -- even on pages I know were not updated recently.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    Oh well, I tried...sorry. <img src=/S/tongue.gif border=0 alt=tongue width=15 height=15>

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    I tried the accessories and did the right-click to Document Tree and clicked on Last Modified. I still just get the current date and time. I guess it's looking at the file in the browser cache. I want it to check the last-modified date of the actual page on the web.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    ..it may be the 'check for newer versions of stored pages' setting. Slip over to my web site and try the front page. What date does it give?
    Last Modified : It gives me 09/10/2000, which is not actually correct, but at least it's not today's date.
    File Created : 11/04/2001 - so clearly somethig peculiar is going on.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    MerC-
    went to your front page...Mon Nov 5th,2001 at 18:54h GMT

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    MerC, I get: 10/30/2001 17:11:46

    I think the availability of this information depends on the web server sending it down to the browser. The add-in only reports what the browser knows from the server. Apparently if the server doesn't report the true information, the browser supplies the date and time the page was fetched.

    There probably are some deep penetrating spy tools that could ferret out the information, but I wouldn't know where to find 'em.

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    Re: When was a page last modified? (6)

    Last Modified: 10/30/2001 20:11:46
    fileCreatedDate: 11/06/2001

    That IS odd, but you're right. It does show more than the current date.

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