A file on the server has changed (different date or time), but SIZE IS THE SAME. E.G. Price in database has been changed from $235 to $290 (a frequent occurrence), but no change in no. of bytes.
OE will not download the file even tho it has changed, correct? If not, you need an option to download the file if ANYTHING HAS CHANGED, INCLUDING file size.
The HELP info indicates that updated files with the same size will NOT be downloaded if "Check file size" is checked, even if the file has changed, which would be the case with cgi-bin, ASP and database access scripts according to the help info.
People may think they've got the latest files downloaded, but if prices or something else changes daily on the page, the page(s) may never get updated and the user would never know.
btw, thanks for the BEST, fastest tech support I've seen from ANY company I've ever dealt with!
I may be misunderstanding the help info. It sounds like the date or time of a file could change, but if "Check file size" is checked, A FILE HAS BEEN UPDATED, BUT THE SIZE HAS NOT CHANGED (not uncommon such as with frequent price changes on a page), "OE considers the file to be the same," and therefore DOES NOT DOWNLOAD IT.
But if I understand your explanation correctly, the updated file WILL still be downloaded (date or time have changed), even if the size hasn't changed and "Check file size" is checked.
I know I may seem to be belaboring the point, but its important in my case, since I use OE for downloading price list sites I sell products for. I have to KNOW that every page is current daily when doing a download, but prefer not to regularly download the entire site.
I could always test it, and see the results, but haven't had time yet.
I just wanted to get the best understanding of how it worked for downloading the sites I use that are updated often with price changes, but file sizes often don't change (eg. www.benchdepot.com).
I'll keep an eye on what gets downloaded with it checked and unchecked and see how it goes.