Not sure what exactly you're asking, but you would probably do fine to force a stylesheet refresh by using a query string, as suggested by Anthony, within the linked HTML page. Your script would populate the query string with a new value each time you update the CSS. A unix timestamp or version number would make a good query string value. In your shoes I would have my app update a record for the current stylesheet to timestamp it, and then use that value in the output when building the HTML. Wow, that was wordy, I hope it was sorta clear... Maximillian Von Schwanekamp Websites for Profitable Microbusiness NeptuneWebworks.com voice: 541-302-1438 fax: 208-730-6504 -----Original Message----- From: Sam Carter [mailto:scforum at iness.com] Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 1:28 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Server side CSS I've had server - side generated CSS to change background colors running fine for over a year. Knowing Browsers load CSS sheets once for efficiency, I can't remember at all how I managed to get the browser to reload the modified stylesheet when a parameter was changed. How would the browser know a server session variable changed? No way. So how come it was loading a fresh CSS page very time the user clicked the right icon? I dunno. Of course, it quit working the minute I realized that this might be a problem. Sure enough, hitting the browser refresh loads the revised page and everything is hunkey dorey. Reminds me of Wiley Coyote running off a cliff. He hovers in mid air but doesn't fall and is afraid to look down. He feels around, nope, no ground, so he peeks and THEN falls like a rock. Any help other than a large heavy object appreciated. Sam -- * * 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 !