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    I need to know which is the best way to
    make a HTML page refresh from the server
    sied i.e. when something happens in the

    We use JavaScript, PHP, Java and CGI (Perl).


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    You can keep most browser's from caching a page by using the meta tag:

    <meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache">

    (Inserted anywhere between the <head> and </head> tags).

    Of course this means that every single time a user goes back to that
    page their browser (most browsers) will be forced to completely re-
    download everything on that page again -- even if you haven't made
    any changes.

    If, on the other hand, you're looking for some way to broadcast content
    immediately, you're talking about something entirely different. The
    World Wide Web is based on a "pull" technology where the user must
    request a Web page before it is sent. If you want to send data to a user
    without them requesting it you have to use something called "push".

    More Information:

    The PointCast site contains news, technical support information and a
    download link for the PointCast Network, a client program that delivers
    customized news to your desktop.

    The Push Channel Resources site offers a complete directory of push
    channel resources including news, documents, articles, tools, and

    The Web Broadcasting links page contains a comprehensive listing of Web
    broadcasting related links, from push technology to streaming media
    providers and many related articles.

    TechTools' Coding Push: Javascript vs CDF article is about using the
    "webcasting" features of IE 4 and Communicator to deliver push content.

    Desktop News is a free Windows application that pushes customized news
    to the desktop in a ticker-style display.

    This article discusses push publishing in the areas of e-mail and
    corporate intranets and through applications such as PointCast.

    CNET's Top tips for push programming lists several tips for Internet
    Explorer, Netscape Netcaster, PointCast, Castanet Tuner, and BackWeb.

    ZDNet's PushUser Guide is a collection of articles about push

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