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AJAX not refreshing the tooltip content?


I was just trying the tooltip AJAX.  The line is:

<b onmouseover="tooltip.ajax(this,'test.txt')">Click Me</b>

"test.txt" has only one word "HELLO". 

When the mouse is moved over "Click Me", tooltip shows "HELLO", which is correct.

Then I change the "test.txt" content to "WORLD".

When the mouse is moved over "Click Me", tooltip still shows "HELLO".  Even the page is refreshed, tooltip still shows "HELLO".

When I reopen the browser, tooltip now shows "WORLD".

Did I miss anything in the code that cause tooltip fails to retrieve the content dynamically?

My browser is IE 10.


Wilson  9 years ago   viewed: 12276    

3 Answers

It is due to the browser's cache of your test.txt file.

If your content is really dynamic, you can add the below parameter to your ajax url: new Date().getMilliseconds()
For example:
<b onmouseover="var timer = new Date().getMilliseconds(); tooltip.ajax(this,'test.txt?'+timer)">Click Me</b>

Note: usually you don't need to bother with this. Just refresh your browser is OK if your content will not be manually updated or the content is not dynamic.
  9 years ago

Yes it works, thank you.

My application is about displaying the stock quote when users mouse over a stock name, so a dynamic update of content is a must.

Wilson   9 years ago
Some users ask for the opposite: How to always get the cached data instead of hitting the server or database again and again. 
Here is the post to answer that question: 
Milo   9 years ago


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