[pmwiki-users] Recipe to create random pages stopped working on pmwiki.org - caching issue?

StefCT stefct4 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 06:08:58 CST 2016

Sorry for the typo in the subject line - I meant "random" (instead of
"pandom"), of course...


On 12/18/2016 01:05 PM, StefCT wrote:
> Hi,
> In the section "Create new template based page with random name" within
> my recipe "Template Markup Tricks" I show a way to create new PmWiki
> pages with random names (using timestamps and random numbers):
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/TemplateMarkupTricks#RandomPageName
> However, I've noticed that this doesn't work (anymore) on www.pmwiki.org
> (while it still works fine with all my own PmWiki installations).
> On pmwiki.org, whenever I reload the recipe page, I get a link to the
> same random new page and not - as intended - to a new one (using a new
> timestamp and a new random number).
> I've noticed that the issue is fixed by deleting PmWiki's cookie
> "imstime" from my browser. Therefore I guess this is due to the variable
> "$EnableIMSCaching" being enabled on pmwiki.org
> (http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/DebugVariables#EnableIMSCaching).
> Is this correct? In this case, I should probably add a note to my recipe.
> Is there any way to fix this with standard PmWiki markup (without making
> any changes to the server)?
> Kind regards,
> Stef

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