This is sometimes not the best solution to a server caching your css files. But if you want to force a stubborn server to serve the most recent css file to the browser this seems to work. Could slow things down a touch, but for small css files not really noticeable.
Just change the var css to match the path to your css file, and then offer a non jscript version pointing to the same file.
Essentially by adding the query to the end of the css file the server thinks it needs to load it. I used date and getTime to create a number combo and tagged it to the end.
Use: put the following code into your right where your normal tag would go to point to your css file.
- // create a number with Date and getTime
- var x = new Date().getTime();
- // create a variable with the path to your css file?=
- var css="css/styles.css?="+x;
- // write the link tag with new css var
- document.writeln('<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="'+css+'">');
- <noscript><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="css/styles.css" /></noscript>
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