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Automatic Browser Reloads

Automatically reloads web pages when changed. No server side logic required. Works fine with Apache.


Put this anywhere in your HTML file:

<script src="reload.min.js"></script>

The minified source is a single line. You may also embed the source directly.

NOTE: This is a development tool. Remove the script before deployment.

How it works

Does HEAD requests with AJAX polling every second. If the Last-Modified header is greater than the page load timestamp it does a location.reload().

The host MUST be localhost or else the script will not send any requests. This means the page containing the script has to be served by a web server.

Why a Node package?

This script is used by Consolify which turns your browser window into a console and runs Node modules via Browserify.