View Full Version : Cache and IE with Flash

12-21-2002, 08:29 PM

Ok here's the deal: The Web site I designed is almost entirely Flash. Of course there is an HTML page that holds the movies... IE 5 and 6 on Win 98, Win2000 and XP is caching the entire page all the time. Even when I dump temp internet files and even when I hard refresh. To tried and combat this by inserting the following meta tags:

<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="-1">

That does nothing to fix the problem in IE but Netscape 4 and 7 do not have this issue and work like a charm.

Here is the URL: http://www.interiorredesign.ca/

Any hints? I'm sure this issue has been resolved already.

Merry Christmas!

12-21-2002, 11:11 PM
Those meta tags are now useless because the server remembers. The best you can now do is to refresh once onload. :D

PS - Making a site almost all in flash is an extremely bad idea.

12-22-2002, 02:04 AM
thanks for your opinions on the bad idea

12-22-2002, 08:06 PM
Me again. Does anybody have an intelligent responce? I know there is a solution.

12-22-2002, 10:32 PM
with javascript, load the flash with a random number as a parameter: