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    Is there a way to force a refresh of a browser using Safari?
    I'm working with someone that never gets a new index.htm page.
    I'm tried all of these:
    <meta http-equiv="expires" content="0">
    <meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache">
    <meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache">

    One solution is
    This is a kludge, but works. Is there a better way?
    Don't want to put /?something in links unless necessary.

    Using links with "../page.htm" instead of just "page.htm" solved problems.
    Last edited by Mike Doty; 2 Sep 2009, 03:02 PM.
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  • #2
    Which version of Safari?

    [edit] Didn't see last line of your post when I first read it. Glad you got it working.

    Kevin Powick
    Last edited by Kevin Powick; 2 Sep 2009, 06:07 PM.
    Kevin Powick


    • #3
      Safari version: 4.0.3(5531.9) Copyright 2003-2009
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      • #4
        Tell the user to disable Safari's local cache. This is a leftover in all browser from a time when the Internet mostly consisted of static pages. In my experience these days, it causes more problems than helps to speed up things.

        Also, the user's ISP might route him through a proxy, which causes the effect you're experiencing. If so, there isn't much you or your user can do.


        • #5
          I'm surprised it worked using paths with ../
          Also, using helped.
          Not sure if there is a PC version (he is using a Macintosh.)

          Didn't have this problem until I rerouted my site using
          It appears his browser always wants to go to the old IP.

          Thanks much, I'll talk to him later today.
          The world is full of apathy, but who cares?