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IE8 Doesn't Refresh After Form Submission

Posted on 2010-11-21
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I have a simple form that has a few hidden fields and one file upload field.  It submits to itself (action="").  When the form is submitted, the php script reads the uploaded file, inserts some data into the database, then shows a summary of the info that was uploaded.  This works fine in all browsers except IE8.

In IE8, the file still uploads and the database gets updated, but the page does not show a summary of the uploaded info - it just shows the form again.  It is as though IE8 is caching the display of the page.

Is there any way to force IE8 to show the new version of the page?

Here is a summary of the code I am using.

<?php
if (isset($_POST['submitted'])){
    // Process the file
    // Update the database
    // Show a summary of the uploaded data
}
else { ?>
    <form name="frmUser" action="" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data"> 
    <input type="hidden" name="submitted" value="1" />
    FILE: <input type="File" name="csvupload" />
    <input type="submit" name="submit" value="SUBMIT" />
    </form>
    <?php
}
?>

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Here is a different way to post to itself.  Maybe this will make IE think it needs to load a new page.
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Try again.
<form name="frmUser" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">

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by:VirusMinus
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you can do it with an empty action like this:

<form name="frmUser" action="" target="_self" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">

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by:jjjulie
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Thanks!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You're Welcome!
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