[thelist] refreshing form in firefox doesn't revert to defaul t form values

Johnson, Christopher (MTO) Christopher.Johnson at mto.gov.on.ca
Thu Jun 17 15:37:44 CDT 2004

In FireFox, when you hit the refresh button, it tends to grab the page and
any associated values from the cache. A quick way of turning this off is to
press shift + the refresh button. This will force firefox to refresh the
page by getting it off the server.

I am sure there are ways to change this behaviour in the permanently, but
this always works for me and gives me the option.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah Sweeney

For most people I'm sure this feature is helpful, but when I'm trying to 
develop a web application it's not - here's what I mean:
- I have a form, some fields have default values, some do not
- I go to the form, fill in some fields, realize I need to make a change 
to the HTML
- I make the change, save the (in this case) .cfm file, and refresh the 
form in my browser
- the fields I've filled in are still filled in, despite the refresh - 
this means clicking 'back' and redoing whatever action I took to get to 
the form (clicking a link, submitting "step 1" of a multi-step form, 

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