I may be way off the mark, but can you use a nocache with a meta tag? Or do these have no bearing on external files such as CSS and JS files. Rob -----Original Message----- From: Koutoulas, Pete [mailto:PKOUTOUL at Fayette.k12.ky.us] Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:57 AM To: Thelist (E-mail) Subject: [thelist] Caching style sheets I just had a horrible experience -- I was showing a co-worker something on our website and I noticed some styling information was not being presented properly. The problem turned out to be that her browser's cache settings was causing it to use a cached copy of my external style sheet. Changes that I had made over the last month were not showing up. A refresh fixed the problem but how can I avoid this with other users? With hyperlinks and images, I employ the bogus querystring hack (appending something like "nocache=032603" to the end of a link) to a recently changed page when it is crucial that they see the updated version. Obviously changing the style sheet link tags in all my pages whenever I make a change to the style sheet is not practical and defeats one of the main reasons for having external style sheets in the first place. There is probably a simpler solution but I can't think of it. Ideas? ___________________________________ Pete Koutoulas, Website Manager Fayette County Public Schools 701 E. Main Street Lexington, KY 40502 Voice (859) 381-4138 Fax (859) 381-4763 webmaster at fcps.net www.fcps.net This student or staff email originated from Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY. Please report instances of abuse or inappropriate content to postmaster at fcps.net -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !