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Preventing Browser Cache

Preventing Browser Cache

Preventing Browser Cache

(OP)
Hi everyone,
is it possible to prevent a browser cacheing an html page? I have tried several <meta tag> methods but none of them seem to work.

I have to update a particular web page almost daily and if visitors don't refresh the page they don't see the update.

Any help much appreciated

Steve
datamasher

RE: Preventing Browser Cache

Hi

Is possible. What kind of meta tags have you tried ?

Theoretically you need two HTTP response headers :
  • Cache-Control: no-cache - HTTP/1.1
  • Pragma: no-cache - HTTP/1.1

Feherke.
feherke.ga

RE: Preventing Browser Cache

(OP)
Hi Feherke,
Thanks for your prompt reply. I've included the following meta tags

<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="Tue, 01 Jan 1980 1:00:00 GMT" />
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="Cache-control" content="no-cache">

and this achieves what I was looking for.

Again, Many thanks

Steve
datamasher

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