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I have some scripts that generate a drop down box by selecting items from a db. The user has the option to create a new item- If this is done a pop-up box comes up and they're able to save the new item to the db from there.
Of course when they close the pop-up the new item won't appear in the drop down box, but it should if I refresh the page, right? It's not... It doesn't appear unless I close the browser and load the page from scratch.
I'm guessing that JSP is caching the list of options for me... or something. Is there something I can do to fix this?
Any ideas, suggestions or comments are appreciated. Thank you.
 
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It's much more likely that it's the browser doing the caching. Did you add the necessary headers to the page to cause it to expire immediately?
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I'll check on the browser thing... but I'm not sure what you're referring to by the headers that make the page expire immediately. Could you enlighten me?
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We use:
<%
response.addHeader( "Expires", "0" );
%>
on all pages we wish to expire.
hth,
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The following three lines of codes may ensure that the page is not cached in all browsers:
response.setHeader("Pragma", "no-cache");
response.setHeader("Cache-Control", "no-cache");
response.setDateHeader("Expires", 0);
Hope it helps,
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