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WLW manifiest file is always cached

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  • I am writing my own website that works with atom pub protocol.  To make a long story short, the site works fine when I debug from visual studio.  In other words I can run visual studio in debug mode, fire up wlw and it all works fine.

    Now, when I publish my site to my local machine which is running iis (whatever version ships with windows 8) I cannot make wlw retrieve wlwmanifest.xml.  I looked at the get request in fiddler and it looks like wlw is asking for the file only if it has been modified after a date in the future!  Here is a paste from fiddler:

    GET http://beta.x.com/wlwmanifest.xml HTTP/1.1
    Accept: */*
    Accept-Language: en-US, en, *
    User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.10; Windows NT 6.2; Windows Live Writer 1.0)
    If-Modified-Since: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:24:56 GMT
    If-None-Match: "2464549aabe8ce1:0"
    Host: beta.x.com
    Connection: Close

    Todays date is Sat 11/23/2013 so it only asks for the file if it has been modified after sometime tomorrow!  IIS is returning 304 as I suppose it should.  I say "I suppose" because I have output caching turned off for .xml files so I dont know who is at fault. 

    BTW if i open up internet explorer and type the address of my blog/wlwmanifest.xml the file comes back just fine.

    Thanks for any help.

    Update:  I suppose I should post the root problem that I'm having and that is that the categories list is not being populated in wlw.  Again this works fine when I'm debugging in visual studio but fails when my site is hosted by iis.  I can see the request and the response in fiddler when i refresh the categories dropdown and it all looks good but the categories list is not populated.  I suppose wlw needs its manifest file so I most likely need to solve that problem but I also need to get wlw to read the categories when they are sent (am setting format to atomcat and remember that it works in VS so I think the request is ok).


    • Edited by SWheaties Sunday, November 24, 2013 4:02 AM
    Sunday, November 24, 2013 3:29 AM