W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-talk@w3.org > March to April 2000

Re: Enforce reloading of page when using the back-button

From: William R Green <billg@greensupply.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 11:10:52 -0600
Message-Id: <>
To: Christian Bhn <chrb@online.no>, <www-talk@w3.org>
A simple JavaScript should suit your needs. 

I dont have my book in front of me right now for specifics, but I do know
there is a function called "onLoad" that will force a reloaded page each
time it is visited.  There is also "onSize" that will force a reload upon
resize of the screen.  Etc...etc... 

Any JavaScript book will be extremely informative of these little tricks
and is well worth the investment. 

At 08:50 PM 3/7/00 +0100, Christian Bhn wrote:
>Is there a way to make the browser reload a page from server when the
>back-button is used. I have tried the "Pragma", "Cache-control" and
>"Expires" headers, but it doesn't prevent the browser from loading the page
>from cache when the back-button is used. (for example IE5 does load it from
>cache). I would like to avoid this in some cases, and have the browser to
>send a new request so the server could determine if the user is still logged
>in (ie hasn't clicked any logout button on a page), and if not, show a not
>logged in page, rather than the previos content of the page.
>Is this possible? Thanks a lot in advance!

Bill Green
Green Supply
3059 Audrain Road 581
Vandalia, MO 63382
(573) 594-6771 Phone
(573) 594-2211 Fax
Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2000 12:10:45 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Monday, 20 January 2020 16:08:24 UTC