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Servlet Server Caching?

Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
My startserver and stopserver work just fine (WinNT)...
My first servlet worked first time (after I included servlet.jar in the CLASSPATH)
However, I suspect the server (and not the browser) is caching the servlet and I end up stopping it and starting it (the server) just to see the new changes in the servlet.
At first I thought it was the browsers (IE & NS) but I think I may have eliminated that possibility, but what do I know, I just started writing servlets a few hours ago...
Is there a way to prevent caching by the server (if that's what it is?) Also, I saw somewhere recently that a META tag may help (at least with regular pages) with a "NO-CACHE" value or something like it...

Tony Alicea
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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20972

I think you need something a little more industrial strength if your goal is to elimintate caching. JRun does a nice job of recognizing servlet updates and loading the newer servlet.

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