Unicode timestamp at the end of asset urls


#1

At Mouse have been removing the unicode timestamp at the end of asset urls because a lot of our instructions tell students to look for things like .png .jpg or .gif at the end of filenames to know they are images.

Is this bad at all? Is there functionality associated with the timestamp?

Thanks!


#2

The timestamp just breaks the image cache. It’ll work without it, but they may be cached for a day or so. So if you upload a new version of an image with the same name, it might not display right away.


#3

Thanks! These are for examples that will rarely change so it sounds like it will be fine, we don’t suggest that students do the same. Good to know what they’re doing though!