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In my mysql database I have the file name of the profile pictures.

ID File_Name
1 1.jpg
2 2.jpg
3 3.jpg

and in a folder I am storing the pictures.
Through code I have change the picture in the folder and with the same name as it was. So no change in my table.

But browser display the previous picture only until I have clear the Browser History.

Help by something which can recover me from my problem.
Either by clearing history through code or any other suggestion.

Please help.
Posted 6-Oct-12 11:44am

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Solution 1

That's easy to do by adding a dummy random parameter to the image URL like this:
<img src="./images/1.jpg?dummy=1244356234"/>

Instead of using a random number you could just use an increasing counter that gets incremented every time you change the images.

Another approach would be to set a header that will prohibit the image being cached by the browser.

— Manfred

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