Adam Adam - 5 months ago 43
HTML Question

Force browser to clear cache

Is there a way I can put some code on my page so when someone visits a site, it clears the browser cache, so they can view the changes?

Languages used: ASP.NET, VB.NET, and of course html, css, and jquery.

Answer

If this is about .css and .js changes, one way is to to "cache busting" is by appending something like "_versionNo" to the file name for each release. For example:

script_1.0.css // This is the URL for release 1.0
script_1.1.css // This is the URL for release 1.1
script_1.2.css // etc.

Or alternatively do it after the file name:

script.css?v=1.0 // This is the URL for release 1.0
script.css?v=1.1 // This is the URL for release 1.1
script.css?v=1.2 // etc.

You can check out this link to see how it could work.