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When using Download Monitor, you may have noticed that all download links contain a unique parameter at the end, such as “tmstv=1697525663.” This parameter serves a crucial purpose in web caching systems, ensuring that the linked file remains up to date and is not cached unnecessarily. In this article, we will delve into the use and significance of the “tmstv” timestamp in download links.
The “tmstv” parameter, found in all download links created using Download Monitor, stands for “timestamp for version.” It is a timestamp that is appended to the URL, typically in the form of “tmstv=a_unique_number_here.” This timestamp plays a vital role in preventing caching systems from storing outdated versions of the linked file.
The “tmstv” timestamp parameter is a valuable tool for web developers and administrators to ensure that download links provide the most up-to-date content. By dynamically changing the URL with each request, it helps avoid caching issues and enhances the user experience by delivering the latest file versions.
Incorporating “tmstv” into your download links can significantly improve the reliability and freshness of your downloadable content.
If you want to remove the timestamp from your download links please follow the steps in this article.