Chapter 8. They’ll Never See These, But They’ll Thank You for Them

There are also many things you can do for your viewers behind the scenes. They will never know you put these here. But in the end, the pages will run smoother, the users will be more at ease on your site, and they’ll never know. These tips include

  • Do Not Cache a Page

  • Server Response Codes

  • Alternative Printing

  • Make Your Own PDF Pages

  • OnError Event Handler

  • Flash Plug-in Test Page

  • XHTML

Do Not Cache a Page

I get letters now and again asking how to make it so that when a page is loaded into a browser, that page will not be loaded into the browser’s cache. Someone would want to do this for a few different reasons. First, if the page contains information that will be readily updated through a ...

Get Beyond HTML Goodies now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.