Web browsers often cache page content to speed up loading of the page on subsequent visits. To ensure your viewing the latest content it may be necessary for you to refresh the page content. All internet browsers have a refresh button however this does not always give you the freshest content.
To ensure you are looking at the freshest copy of a web page you need to perform what's called a control refresh. This simply involves holding down the control key (CTRL) and clicking the refresh button in the web browser. Your web browser will then fetch the latest page content directly from the web server and display it.
Circumstances where you may need to use control refresh...
- After uploading your site and checking the result often the old page data will display, a control refresh will reload the page from the web server and display.
- If you know the page you are looking at contains stale information, perform a control refresh to be sure your looking at the latest data.
Example in Internet Explorer 7