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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS (2016) Adding a New Web Page Write the HTML

Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas
8,947 Points

When i refresh the webpage, it doesn't refresh to a new image using placeimg. Any help please? I'm on a Macbook pro

<img src="http://placeimg.com/250/250/tech" alt="Brian Thomas, Web Developer">

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

Your browser may be displaying a cached image instead of fetching a new one. There's usually a way to tell the browser to refresh but not use the cache, or to erase the cache.

You can also add a fake query string to your image URL to prevent the browser from using the cached version with a line of JavaScript. For example, assuming the placeimg is the first image on the page:

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

I don't get it. Mine also won't change picture when I refresh. I'm using Windows 8. My browser is Google Chrome. Please, help.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

Judy Anne Jamora — I think in Chrome you can refresh without cache with Control-F5. Or go to "more tools" -> "clear browsing data" and select "Cached images and files".

And did you try that JavaScript trick?