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Threads Marked As Read Without Refreshing

edited October 2005 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hello, I've noticed that when I browse a Vanilla forum in Firefox, using the back button to go from a thread to the index effectivley refreshes it so that the thread is no longer highlighted. However, this doesn't happen in Safari and I have to either click the "Discussions" link or go back and refresh the index to 'unhighlight' threads I've read. I was just wondering if this is a feature or an accident? Cheers Simon


  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Browsers tend to handle caching in different ways. When using the back button in some browsers, it will just use the last viewed version of the page - other browsers will reload the old page completely. It's all dependant on the browser - not much I can do about it (that I know of).
  • No problem - it's actually quite handy :) I was just wondering if it was done on purpose by changing the headers to force a refresh or something. Thanks and keep up the good work!
  • I think that you can use PHP to send a header that 'forces' a refresh on every page, but not all browsers handle it the same way. So, like mark said, I don't think there's really anything that can be done about it.
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