Caching pages leads to a speedier browsing experience and so is a good idea. Replacing information within a web page using Ajax similarly improves the user’s experience. The problem comes when the browser caches the information from the Ajax request. It’s a logical thing to do, but it’s not normally what the developer wants.
There are a number of ways round this. Continue reading Internet Explorer caches Ajax pages, and how to stop it
I’m afraid that I don’t know exactly when it happened, but looking at our web-stats (produced by AWStats), the top ten browsers used to access our site are as shown below. It’s not representative of course, but it’s interesting that Firefox is so far above Internet Explorer. Continue reading Firefox has overtaken IE on our site
If you are doing web development for Internet Explorer, then have a look at this toolbar from Microsoft.
It provides all sorts of useful features: it’ll validate the HTML, show the sizes of images, where tables and cells and DIVs are, allow you to see the DOM and all sorts of other useful bits and pieces.
(Thanks to PCPro magazine for that tip! www.pcpro.co.uk)