Reload multiple images with variable filenames using javascript

I have a perl cgi script that generates reports that may contain 1 to 100+ images. How can I reload the images (each with a filename generated using a datetime stamp) using javascript?

I'm a javascript newbie and I don't know how to deal with multiple images with variable filenames. How do I pass the filenames generated by the perl cgi script to a javascript function?

Thanks.
bespnmomAsked:
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
If the majority of the images on the page has to be refreshed then I would recommand to refresh ALL images on the page.
Like this:

<script>
function reFresh(){
  var img = document.images;
  for(var i=0;i<img.length;i++){
    img.src = img.src.replace(/\?t\=\d+/g,"")+"?t="+(new Date()).getTime();
  }
}
</script>


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bespnmomAuthor Commented:
I can't get it to work. What does this:
            img.src.replace(/\?t\=\d+/g,"")+"?t="+(new Date()).getTime();
do?
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
That statement generates the new src file name or url for the image so that it can be refreshed by new name.
That is done in upper statement in two steps:
1.) removing of previous time parameter from the image src String.
2.) adding of new time parameter to the src string.

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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Sorry, I missed the loop variable in the img Array.
Check better this:

<script>
function reFresh(){
  var img = document.images;
  for(var i=0;i<img.length;i++){
    img[i].src = img[i].src.replace(/\?t\=\d+/g,"")+"?t="+(new Date()).getTime();
  }
}
reFresh()
</script>


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