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Jennifer Kyrnin

Why doesn’t my web page display correctly?

By March 27, 2012

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Obviously, there can be many reasons why a web page won't display correctly. Anything from incorrect HTML or CSS code, an error in the JavaScript, or even the web server not loading a page element correctly. But once you've gone through your troubleshooting checklist and you know it's none of those things, it can be very frustrating to see that your web page, which you just uploaded, is displaying an older version or just isn't right.

When you notice this happening, it's often because of web caching in the web browser. Browsers do this to try and speed up the loading of a web page, by saving it in memory. But when you're editing a page, this caching can be annoying as you might spend a lot of time trying to fix a problem that was fixed with your first upload—you just weren't seeing it.

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