Image not reloading - using javascript with random url string added

Posted on 2010-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I am changing an image to an ajax spinner, uploading a new image, changin the image back to the original url + a random string to avoid caching.

However, the image does not always update and sometimes needs a reload.

How can I can it to always show the new image?


Question by:DrZork101
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jmatix earned 500 total points
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Your logic should work since every time you are setting the <img> src to a unique value. I guess sometimes browser fails to update the image. If it is in your control I would say change the image name that you upload - something similar to the following:

                                    src     : '../images/imageLoader.gif',
                                    width   :'31',
                                    height  :'31'
          var dummy = Math.floor(Math.random()*9999999);
                                    src     : '../images/archive/'+intDay+dummy+'img'+imageId+'.jpg',
                                    width   :'140',
                                    height  :'90'

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