Author Topic: Coronavirus advice from Cambrian and others  (Read 897 times)

Offline Stuart France

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Coronavirus advice from Cambrian and others
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:15:50 pm »
I think cavers must have all figured, in view of this third round of Covid lockdowns resulting from the serious situation nationally now, that caving is now largely impractical for most people. The message across England and Wales is that “Caving is on hold again”.

Cambrian Caving Council, in common with the CNCC and CSCC, have issued a new Covid statement this weekend.  CSCC largely endorsed and reproduced CNCC’s material verbatim.  There is nothing new about Covid of any substance appearing the DCA or BCA websites since last summer, not that I can see anyway.

I’d just like to mention the subject of browser caching.  Technically, this is a major design flaw (I’m being polite here) which dates back to the days of dial-in internet connections which were very slow, but it remains the 21st Century default.  Simply turning caching off globally in your browser may simply replace one problem with another.  On a Windows browser you generally press F5 or click on Reload to fetch the latest page version, otherwise your browser will display any old cached page it still has, and you would not know whether the page you are then seeing has been superseded or not.

This leads to people complaining that “your website never changes” or “your information is obsolete” when that’s not the case if only their browser presented the latest page version by default.  So news items may not get through to people unless they know about F5 etc.

We’ve just disabled browser caching across the entire Cambrian website (i.e. explicitly for every page) so when you next reload one of our pages (having pressed F5 etc for a final time to get it) then our pages will not cache again, so you’ll always see the latest version on future visits to our site.  If anyone notices any problems with this change, then please let our webmaster know via an email.

Stuart France
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Offline PeteHall

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Re: Coronavirus advice from Cambrian and others
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 09:48:31 pm »
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