Safari caches revlet
briany at qldlearning.com
Mon Nov 16 18:57:10 CST 2009
One common technique if you want to force a new version to be loaded
is to use a "cache busting" URL to the Revlet in your HTML. Just add a
query string to the end, and change it to reflect a new version.
myrevlet.rev ===> myrevlet.rev?v=1.0 ===> myrevlet.rev?v=2.0 ====> etc.
From then on, whenever you update the Revlet, just change the query
string on the end. New URL = fresh copy.
Of course, keep in mind that if your Revlet is hosted on a static
page, you've just pushed the caching issue up the ladder one rung.
Thus it will need to be on a dynamic page which could be accomplished
with OnRev hosting or really any other scripting solution (PHP, Perl,
Another variation would be to append a fine-grained time stamp -- thus
causing a reload every time. There are also a multitude of ways to do
this using HTTP headers, but I find the URL tricks a lot easier to
> Anyone know of a way to force Safari to reload a revlet other than
> emptying the cache?
> When I upload a new version of a revlet, Firefox dutifully loads the
> new version, but Safari insists on using a cached version.
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