The cause of this is likely local caching on the browser side instead
of caching being made by the server. Since you have done everything to
make sure the server is not the culprit here, you would need to flush
your browser cache. I have had this problem running a number of my own
To flush your cache in internet explorer, you would click
tools->internet options and then up would appear a menu. On the first
page of this menu should be a button titled "delete files" in a field
labeled "temporary internet files". clicking this will delete cached
content, and should solve the problem.
If you do not want this problem to reappear, you could change the
internet explorer options on how often it checks to see if a page is
updated. In the same dialog box, you can click options, and another
box will pop up with useful settings. Specifically, "check for newer
versions of stored pages, check the radio button "every visit to a
This information is for internet explorer 5.0, but I am fairly certain
these exact steps work for all versions 4.0+. If these steps don't
work for your particular browser, please request a clarification that
notes your browser version and I will be happy to provide details
specific to your version.
One additional consideration is what is known as a "forced reload" or
a "forced redfresh". In internet explorer, sometimes when you hit the
refresh button, the browser actually doesn't re-download the content,
which is strange indeed.
From a website at the university of perdue titled "House Cognizenti",
"Viewing Website Changes" [
http://omni.cc.purdue.edu/~riley/cognizenti/changes.html ], it is
noted that a forced reload can be accomplished in internet explorer by
holding the <ctrl> key down while clicking the refresh button. Another
site, which appears to be part the first four chapters of a website
programming book, has a page [
] that shows how to do a forced refresh in netscape. You would simply
hold shift while clicking the refresh button.
This link above shows search results for a number of sites that deal
with your exact issue.
I hope this solution sheds some light on the situation and fully
solves your problem. If you find this answer unsatisfactory for any
reason, please request clarification before rating it so that I may
improve my answer to better meet your needs.