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How to reload a page using JavaScript


Question

How can I reload the page using JavaScript?

I need a method that works in all browsers.

2019/10/28
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10/28/2019 12:33:17 PM


location.reload();

See this MDN page for more information.

If you are refreshing after an onclick then you'll need to return false directly after

location.reload();
return false;
2020/04/26

Here are 535 ways to reload the page using JavaScript, the easiest being location = location.

These are the first 50:

location = location
location = location.href
location = window.location
location = self.location
location = window.location.href
location = self.location.href
location = location['href']
location = window['location']
location = window['location'].href
location = window['location']['href']
location = window.location['href']
location = self['location']
location = self['location'].href
location = self['location']['href']
location = self.location['href']
location.assign(location)
location.replace(location)
window.location.assign(location)
window.location.replace(location)
self.location.assign(location)
self.location.replace(location)
location['assign'](location)
location['replace'](location)
window.location['assign'](location)
window.location['replace'](location)
window['location'].assign(location)
window['location'].replace(location)
window['location']['assign'](location)
window['location']['replace'](location)
self.location['assign'](location)
self.location['replace'](location)
self['location'].assign(location)
self['location'].replace(location)
self['location']['assign'](location)
self['location']['replace'](location)
location.href = location
location.href = location.href
location.href = window.location
location.href = self.location
location.href = window.location.href
location.href = self.location.href
location.href = location['href']
location.href = window['location']
location.href = window['location'].href
location.href = window['location']['href']
location.href = window.location['href']
location.href = self['location']
location.href = self['location'].href
location.href = self['location']['href']
location.href = self.location['href']
...
2018/12/08

You can perform this task using window.location.reload();. As there are many ways to do this but I think it is the appropriate way to reload the same document with JavaScript. Here is the explanation

JavaScript window.location object can be used

  • to get current page address (URL)
  • to redirect the browser to another page
  • to reload the same page

window: in JavaScript represents an open window in a browser.

location: in JavaScript holds information about current URL.

The location object is like a fragment of the window object and is called up through the window.location property.

location object has three methods:

  1. assign(): used to load a new document
  2. reload(): used to reload current document
  3. replace(): used to replace current document with a new one

So here we need to use reload(), because it can help us in reloading the same document.

So use it like window.location.reload();.

Online demo on jsfiddle

To ask your browser to retrieve the page directly from the server not from the cache, you can pass a true parameter to location.reload(). This method is compatible with all major browsers, including IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera.

2018/03/17

Try:

window.location.reload(true);

The parameter set to 'true' reloads a fresh copy from the server. Leaving it out will serve the page from cache.

More information can be found at MSDN and in the Mozilla documentation.

2018/12/08

I was looking for some information regarding reloads on pages retrieved with POST requests, such as after submitting a method="post" form.

To reload the page keeping the POST data, use:

window.location.reload();

To reload the page discarding the POST data (perform a GET request), use:

window.location.href = window.location.href;

Hopefully this can help others looking for the same information.

2017/07/19

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