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Author Topic: Download file name  (Read 2755 times)

TorstenF76

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Download file name
« on: February 19, 2007, 07:21:50 AM »
Hello Mouser,

would it be possible to include the version number within the filename of each release?
My problem is that I sit behind a proxy server which has a very long term cache.

I just downloaded the new version of screenshot captor and after (!) installing it, I recognized that I downloaded the old version again. "My" proxy server just fetched the old version out of its cache :-(

This wouldn't be occure if the filenames of the download files were unique.

Would be nice if you could do that for the further releases.

Many thanks,

Torsten

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Re: Download file name
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 07:31:16 AM »
im sort of inclined to agree with you that version numbers in downloads are useful... however it poses a major problem for the online listing sites which send people to a fixed download url.  there are ways around it but they are a huge pain.

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Re: Download file name
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 07:41:14 AM »
I thought proxy servers would check for a non-modified message before giving the old object to the user..That's just idiot  :-\