binarygiant binarygiant - 7 months ago 84
AngularJS Question

Better Way to Prevent IE Cache in AngularJS?

I currently use service/$resource to make ajax calls (GET in this case), and IE caches the calls so that fresh data cannot be retrieved from the server. I have used a technique I found by googling to create a random number and append it to the request, so that IE will not go to cache for the data.

Is there a better way than adding the cacheKill to every request?

factory code

.factory('UserDeviceService', function ($resource) {

return $resource('/users/:dest', {}, {
query: {method: 'GET', params: {dest: "getDevicesByUserID"}, isArray: true }

Call from the controller

$scope.getUserDevices = function () {
UserDeviceService.query({cacheKill: new Date().getTime()},function (data) {


As binarygiant requested I am posting my comment as an answer. I have solved this problem by adding No-Cache headers to the response on server side. Note that you have to do this for GET requests only, other requests seems to work fine.

binarygiant posted how you can do this on node/express. You can do it in ASP.NET MVC like this:

[OutputCache(NoStore = true, Duration = 0, VaryByParam = "None")]
public ActionResult Get()
    // return your response