Re: [htdig] ... but not changed

Subject: Re: [htdig] ... but not changed
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 11:52:40 PDT

On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, David Adams wrote:

> When, during an update run, htdig says of a page: "retrieved but not
> changed", how does htdig decide that the page is the same as the last time?

It checks the date it received from the server (if present) against the
date in the database. If they're the same, it ignores the file.

> An author is maintaining that she added a link to a page and that an update
> run of htdig failed to follow the new link(s) she had added.

Are these static or dynamic pages? If the server is not returning
Last-Modified headers, then this could be the problem.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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