Re: Odd Caching Behavior
"Harvey Schmidlapp" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm having some odd caching behavior (or I assume that's what it is)
> with IE6 and IE7. I have a site built in ASP/VBScript (pre-DotNET).
> The site is used to produce tabulations from a largeish database and
> there is a pretty extensive form for defining your query. After
> results have been displayed, the user can click on the browser's back
> button and go back to the filled out form, make any modifications to
> their specifications and resubmit the form. That's a nice feature
> since there are so many options on the form. Having to fill it out
> from scratch each time would be a royal pain.
> Nine times out of ten (or perhaps 95 out of 100), when you click the
> back button everything works as expected. However, on occasion (and
> I'm not sure what the difference is), the form will load but
> selections made previously are not maintained -- that is, the form is
> Since it works most of the time (the form is still filled out when you
> go back), I assume I have caching, etc. set up correctly.
> Nevertheless, I'm a bit stymied by these occasional aberrations.
> I know this is asking for a lot but if anyone has any ideas, I'm all
> ears. Thanks.
First find out exactly how the Back button works with
your server. E.g. use Fiddler. E.g. in particular you
need to know whether the re-request contains the input
variables or whether the server is supplying them based
on an E-tag (for example.)