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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications Image Tags

Placeholder not displaying different images when the web page is refreshed

I observed that when I pasted the url - http://placeimg.com/400/400/people in my src tag, it was displaying only one image despite refreshing the page.

Could anyone help with the reason(s) for the above mentioned observation?

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
224,848 Points

Most likely, your browser is trying to be efficient by caching the image. Try doing a no-cache reload if your browser has that function (most do, in Chrome it's Ctrl-F5).

You can also use a bit of JavaScript to change the URL each time to prevent the cached copy from being used:

document.querySelector("img").src += "?nocache=" + Math.random();

Note that this particular script only targets the first image on the page.

Thanks for your advice, I tried Ctrl-F5 and it worked