IE Caching Flash object AC_RunActiveContent.js file

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My page uses Flash to create a chart using an XML file as a datasource. Internet Explorer has a death-grip on this chart and will not refresh the data in the chart no matter what I do unless I manually delete the temp files in IE and refresh. The xml data is being updated and the chart works fine in Firefox and Chrome - only IE has this issue.  I don't know if it is refreshing the xml file, the AC_RunActiveContent.js file or both.

I also tried this suggestion of appending the date to the swf file name to force a refresh of the swf and even that doesn't work.  

http://www.guidefordesign.com/code-samples/how-to-disable-browser-cache-for-flash.html#more-150

<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
    <meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache">
    <meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-store">
    <meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="private">
    <meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="max-age=0, must-revalidate">
    <meta http-equiv="expires" content="now-1">
    <meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache">

    <script language="javascript">AC_FL_RunContent = 0;</script>
    <script src="AC_RunActiveContent.js" language="javascript"></script>
   
</head>

<body>

<script language="javascript">
        if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) {
            alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js.");
        } else {
            AC_FL_RunContent(
                  'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0',
                  'width', '450',
                  'height', '250',
                  'src', 'AS3_sample',
                  'quality', 'high',
                  'pluginspage', 'http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer',
                  'align', 'middle',
                  'play', 'true',
                  'loop', 'true',
                  'scale', 'showall',
                  'wmode', 'window',
                  'devicefont', 'false',
                  'id', 'AS3_sample',
                  'bgcolor', '#ffffff',
                  'name', 'AS3_sample',
                  'menu', 'true',
                  'allowFullScreen', 'false',
                  'allowScriptAccess', 'sameDomain',
                  'movie', 'AS3_sample',
                  'salign', ''
                  ); //end AC code
        }
   
   
</script>    

<noscript>
      <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0" width="450" height="250" id="AS3_sample" align="middle">
      <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
      <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
      <param name="movie" value="AS3_sample.swf" />
      <param name="quality" value="high" />
      <param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />      
      <embed src="AS3_sample.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="450" height="250" name="AS3_sample" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
      </object>
</noscript>
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CyanBlueCommented:
I take that it is the case where the actual SWF does not change but the data source XML file, which probably is hard coded inside the Flash, is being cached in IE???

Why don't you throw in a random number at the end of the XML file name so that you are forcing it to reload everytime???

   _xml.load("data.xml?cachebuster=" + new Date().getTime());

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shankwheatAuthor Commented:
This worked fantastic.  Thanks
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