Firefox caching iframe data

Ok this is a repost cuz of stinkin’ DreamHost.

If you have an auto-generated iframe from a javascript, and this iframe has dynamic data, FireFox (but not IE) wll cache your data. Even if you have

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Cache-Control" CONTENT="no-cache">
<
META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">

After days of pulling out my hair (or what little I have left), i found out the only way around this is by calling this in your JavaScript:

iframe.src = iframe.src;

This basically forces the browsers to reload. Not the most efficient solution but it works. Also, I haven’t tested to see if I could remove this with FireFox 3 coming out but no matter. The rest of the world is gonna take 1-2 years to download FF3 anyway.

PS: Hairloss is not due to masturbation. Thank god for that.

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