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Hi all,

I have a JSP, which includes a drop down containing some values(say Blue, Red, Black).
My current page tab has Black in the dropdown and I go to Page X(by clicking a URL).
If I open new tab with the same page, I still see Black.

Currently Tab1 had Black. Tab2 also has Black.

I change Tab2s drop down to Blue.

I come to Tab1 and press Browsers Back Button. I ll be taken to the JSP where the dropdown was displayed from Page X.

Here is the problem, I see Blue in the dropdown, But that page should have actually shown Black. That page had actually reloaded
from the server again which displays the latest value Blue.

How will one know whether On Clicking Browsers Back button, the page reloads from the server/ is taken from Cache.

In my case, I do not want to reload it from the server again, I just want it to display out of my Browsers Cache. How can I do it and
are there any consequences handling it that way.

Thanks in advance - Kumar
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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