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Hi,
I have following function in java script.

function timedRefresh(timeoutPeriod) {
setTimeout("location.reload();",timeoutPeriod);
}

Problem happens when Server doesn't return body content but returns SC_NOT_MODIFIED. Page get cleared in this case( No Content since response body is not there). I am not sure how to retain previous content in browser.

Thanks.
 
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Try making these changes:

setTimeout("window.location.reload(true);",timeoutPeriod);

Eric
 
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Thanks Eric, but this also not working.
 
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What browser was this in? Does it happen for all browsers? That code should tell the browser to fetch the resource out of its cache as it has not been changed on the server.
 
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Hi Bear,
Its IE6. I have not tested on other browsers. I too not sure why its happending. Does it has to do any thing with the way I am implementing my logic of returning 304? I am not using time stamps but comparing old data with new data. If no change then returning 304.
 
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Originally posted by Aditya Singh:
I have not tested on other browsers.


Let us know what you discover when you do.
 
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Thanks Bear for response. I changed the design to Applet-Servlet interaction. I feel using java inbuilt classes gives more control to programmer. We were targeting IE6 and could not find time to test on other browser.

Regards,
Aditya
 
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