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Topic #338: Flushing the Danged Browser Cache
By Jan Wolter (jan)

#1: Jan Wolter (jan) on Jul 30, 2012

A lot of people seem to be having trouble with the new code not working right, because their browsers are persistently loading the old code out of cache instead of fetching the new code from webpbn.

The only way I've found so far to fix this is to (1) visit each of the following URLs, which are the actual Javascript code. (2) for each one, hit the browser's RELOAD button while holding the SHIFT key down. This will force it to load a fresh version, even if it has a version in cache.

This is stupid solution, but with some browsers I can't seem to get anything else to work.

#2: Kristen Vognild (Kristen) on Jul 30, 2012
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C:\Users\Kristen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NQ9YVCR4\edit.js
Line: 5
Char: 1
Error: 'navigator' is undefined
Code: 800A1391
Source: Microsoft JScript runtime error

I'm using Windows7, so I'm not sure why it says IE5 in the error message.
#3: Jan Wolter (jan) on Jul 30, 2012
Oh, good grief. When I load it, it just displays the code in my window, but apparently something on your computer is set so it wants to run it, apparently outside of the browser, where there is no chance of it doing anything except crashing.

You might just as well say "No" when it asks you if you really want to run it, because all we care about is to get it to load an uncached version for once. But it seems to be downloading it instead of just displaying it in the browser window, so there is no way to do a SHIFT-reload, so I have no idea if it is actually getting the new version or not.

So maybe this doesn't work.

Might need to go into the browser settings and figure out how to flush the entire cache. Which I think is harder than it used to be because they have entangled it with all sorts of options to flush things like your cached passwords and other settings that you probably don't want flushed.

Apparently "Ctrl-F5" is supposed to make a lot of browsers load fresh data. But when I encountered this problem with one browser, that didn't help with the helper/hinter code, which isn't part of the initial load, but is loaded later on demand.
#4: Tara Pibel (tarap56) on Jul 31, 2012
I have Firefox and I did what you said to above and it worked!
#5: Jan Wolter (jan) on Jul 31, 2012
Flushing the browser cache in Chrome (based on windows version 21.0):

In Firefox (based on Windows version 14):

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