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How do I get the most recent version of a web page to load in my browser?

Jan 6, 2014 3:04 PM

Hello all!

 

A quick and I'm sure easy question for all you smart folks...

 

I am using Dreamweaver CC and recently made edits to a web page and loaded them to the server with no problem.

When visiting the page in my browser (firefox) the old version is appearing until I select reload, then the new version is displayed.

 

How can I program this page to automatically load the newest version that is on the server?

 

I have done it before but I forgot and I was unsuccessful searching for an answer here. I am not sure if this a function of Dreamweaver or of the browser.

 

Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

 


 
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    Jan 6, 2014 3:21 PM   in reply to ~Flyboy2112~

    Did you refresh your browser (F5 or Ctrl+R)?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 5:12 PM   in reply to ~Flyboy2112~

    There are a few ways to force a fresh load using HTML or javascript. Have not used this in a while. You can google force refresh.

     

    As I recall, no method is guaranteed. Browsers can ignore them.

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 7:18 PM   in reply to ~Flyboy2112~

    Is this for the general public or just for you?  If it is for the general public then insert this code at the top of the page:

     

    <TITLE>---</TITLE>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
    </HEAD>

     

    And also at the end of the file after the closing body tag:

     


    </BODY>
    <HEAD>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
    </HEAD>
    </HTML>

     

    It is unorthodox but it works.

     


     
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    Jan 6, 2014 9:56 PM   in reply to ~Flyboy2112~

    >How can I program this page to automatically

    >load the newest version that is on the server?

     

    Before you think about doing that, make sure you understand about caching:

    http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs/

     
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