When you access websites through the browser, caching speeds perceived access since it only actually downloads data for pages and images that seem to have been modified since the last time you accessed them. There is actually caching happening all over the internet between you and the site you are accessing, so occasionally something goes wrong – you don’t get the latest version of the data you are accessing.
Private Function gtPreventCaching(url As String) As String ' this will tweak the url with an extra random parameter to prevent any accidental caching Dim p As String If (InStr(1, url, "?") > 0) Then p = "&" Else p = "?" End If gtPreventCaching = url & p & "gtPreventCaching=" & CStr(Rnd()) End Function