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Testing Index Date Issues - Overriding Dynamic Dates
with the HTTP Equiv Tag


This page is in a suite of pages testing how search indexers do with page modification dates. If the server is resetting the dates dynamically, adding HTTP Equiv tags can identify the meaningful content date.

<meta http-equiv="Last-Modified" content="01 May 2005 01:00:00 GMT">

Not all search engines will honor these tags, but they ought to!

Dynamic Server-Side Include (SSI) code usually sets the date as "now" (when the page is served).  This SSI text shows the current file modification date on the server: Monday, 02-Jan-2012 16:46:30 PST

This test will show whether the indexer believes the server or the metadata content.

Search Code: RTest, RTest264, RTestGood

For more tests, see the Date Test Suite and the List of Search Indexing and Robot Tests.