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Single Page Application how to detect when new version is on server, if so refresh cache

Posted on 2014-03-13
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Have a single page application that needs to refresh the users browser cache when a newer version is present on the server.

What needs to be done to detect a new version on the server and then what needs to be done in the code to force a refresh?

Thanks.

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by:Gary
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I suppose you could add an hidden field to the page containing a 'version'
On page load make an ajax request to your server for the current version and if different run

location.reload(true); // same as an hard refresh
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by:Black_Trash
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Gary,
  Thanks for posting the response..

Question within the SPA where do you thing a good place to insert the code:
"location.reload(true);"
at.

  Also when you refer to "location"  not sure what does.

Thanks,
Keith
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Gary earned 500 total points
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Are you using jquery or vanilla javascript?
It would be placed before the closing body tag as you would need for the page to 'load' before you could check if the version field was cached.
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