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    SitePoint Addict Philip Toews's Avatar
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    getting new version of page to reload

    Time for an embarrassingly stupid question...but I'm stumped.

    I've rebuilt a number of pages on a site I am working on and I cannot get IE6 to load the most recent page for the life of me. I've emptied IE6's file cache, history, everything. I've checked to make sure the page was properly FTP'd by viewing the source code directly from the remote host by selecting "view" in WS_FTP Pro. I've even ftp'd the file back to my local box to check the code. In both cases the source code is that which I want to load...and yet when I load the page from the remote host in IE6 it keeps loading the old page. I refresh the page and still get the old version...

    Can anyone help...this kind of stupid situation makes a guy humble...that's for sure


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    follow up

    OK...I'm not quite as stupid as I thought...almost but not quite.

    I re-connected to the net via a different ISP and voila...the correct version of the page reloaded. So the first ISP was caching the content...the second one doesn't seem to do that...so page reloads actually work!

    I live in a quasi third world country...so silly thinkg like that happen.

    Can anyone explain how that kind of thing works? Does the ISP cache content requested and flush it every new connection or what?

    TIA

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    A good way of getting round this problem is to add a random query string to the end of the URL. Provided your web server doesn't complain this will force a reload through any cache servers on the way. For example, to preview www.example.com/mypage.php try using www.example.com/mypage.php?qwewerqqe

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    Hey , that's a good tip!
    Now I know what to say the next time someone asks!!!

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