How to reload a page using JavaScript

How to reload a page using JavaScript

How can I reload the page using JavaScript?
I need a method that works in all browsers.

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

JavaScript 1.0

window.location.href = window.location.pathname + window.location.search + window.location.hash;
// creates a history entry

JavaScript 1.1

window.location.replace(window.location.pathname + window.location.search + window.location.hash);
// does not create a history entry

JavaScript 1.2

window.location.reload(false); 
// If we needed to pull the document from
//  the web-server again (such as where the document contents
//  change dynamically) we would pass the argument as 'true'.

Solution 2:

location.reload();

See this MDN page for more information.

Solution 3:

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']
...

Solution 4:

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.

Solution 5:

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.

Solution 6:

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.