The age of a web page

Taffycat

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Is there any way to establish how long ago a web page was last updated please?

I seem to recall that after bringing up a web page, there was something which could be typed in the browser's address bar, which then revealed how "current" the page was. (I originally read about it here, on PCR, and used to use it frequently, but over time, I've managed to forget what it was! Maybe one of you would happen to know what I'm referring to?)

The reason I ask, is because I was attempting to research something a while ago, but it was impossible to know whether the info I found, was relatively new, or way out of date.

Thanks for reading. :D
 

Abarbarian

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Is there any way to establish how long ago a web page was last updated please?

I seem to recall that after bringing up a web page, there was something which could be typed in the browser's address bar, which then revealed how "current" the page was. (I originally read about it here, on PCR, and used to use it frequently, but over time, I've managed to forget what it was! Maybe one of you would happen to know what I'm referring to?)

The reason I ask, is because I was attempting to research something a while ago, but it was impossible to know whether the info I found, was relatively new, or way out of date.

Thanks for reading. :D
https://www.computerhope.com/tips/tip30.htm

:cool:
 

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Just a heads up, as that method will only work on static pages - which is increasingly rare these days. It does mention that it doesn't work in Dynamic pages, so if the date returned is around the time that you accessed the page, it may be dynamically generated, even if it doesn't appear to be.

If it's a reasonably popular page and the method above doesn't work, you may be able to look for manual changes on https://archive.org/ by pasting in the URL.
 

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Just a heads up, as that method will only work on static pages - which is increasingly rare these days. It does mention that it doesn't work in Dynamic pages, so if the date returned is around the time that you accessed the page, it may be dynamically generated, even if it doesn't appear to be.

If it's a reasonably popular page and the method above doesn't work, you may be able to look for manual changes on https://archive.org/ by pasting in the URL.
:rolleyes:that is the first method described in my link :p
 

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