On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Alex Lyons SercoAssurance-Winfrith Tel01305-202368 FAX01305-202194 wrote:
> Bill & Others,
> >If you are merging two files that do not have a date (because the web
> >server doesn't supply one) you still want the newer file -- so how do
> >you pick which is the newer file?
> If a filename stored in the index doesn't have a last-modified date, can you use the last-modified date
> if the index itself? That would mean that the entry in the most recently created index would have
> precedence, which I guess is what most users would want.
Ok, will do.
But this may change if a different database backend is used
or with incremental indexing. It's safer to make sure that there's a date
if you will need it. I suppose we could force a last modified data on all
records when created, but I don't really like doing that. Would want
to flag that date as not a real date.
Bill Moseley firstname.lastname@example.org
Received on Mon Sep 23 14:09:19 2002