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msand42

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Why do I sometimes have to refresh the screen to see latest changes?
Posted: 30-May-2020 21:43
 
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Sometimes when I make changes to an album and publish it, when I then view the album the change is not there. If I reload (refresh) the browser page (Firefox) the change is there. Is there a setting in jAlbum to guarantee that changes show up immediately, or this a Firefox issue?
RobM

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Re: Why do I sometimes have to refresh the screen to see latest changes?
Posted: 30-May-2020 21:46   in response to: msand42 in response to: msand42
 
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It is a common thing with browsers. Refreshing the cache is normal if changes don’t appear after an upload, and then a reload of the pages
JeffTucker

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Re: Why do I sometimes have to refresh the screen to see latest changes?
Posted: 30-May-2020 21:50   in response to: msand42 in response to: msand42
 
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Browsers cache things in order to be more efficient. If every one of your pages uses jQuery, for example, you don't want the browser to go back to the server to get a fresh copy of jQuery.js on every page.

So, when you make a change to an album, the browser initially just shows you what it's already got in its cache. It doesn't know that anything has changed. A refresh takes care of it. The passage of time also takes care of it - the cached stuff expires, and the browser will get a fresh copy. Running something like CCleaner also clears out the browser cache.

You can control your own browser, but you can't control other people's browsers, alas. There are various schemes for pumping out web pages with coding that tells the browser that it shouldn't use its cached copies of files, but they either don't work, or they're a sledgehammer, and slow down page loading something fierce.
msand42

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Re: Why do I sometimes have to refresh the screen to see latest changes?
Posted: 31-May-2020 00:10   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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I figured so. Thanks for reply.
msand42

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Re: Why do I sometimes have to refresh the screen to see latest changes?
Posted: 31-May-2020 00:12   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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Thanks for your reply.
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