Automated refresh of page in wiki


We have a few pages that have constantly been updated although a lot of users just opened it and make no tries to press F5/refresh in browser. How can this page may be updated on user's browsers without their intervention?

Best regards,


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You can't "push" to people's browsers in html, without providing some code that will listen for commands and ask for the new data and kick off the redrawing automatically. This can get quite intricate.

It is however, a doddle to put in code that will make the browser refresh regularly. Add this to the "head" of the pages

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="600" >

The 600 is the number of seconds it waits between refreshes.

However, it should be used with caution - fi you do it in the global settings, it can refresh on edit pages, destroying what people are working on. You should wrap it in some javascript so that it only happens on "view" pages, and ideally, keep the number down.

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Hi ,

i suggest you can try "user macro" which always work when page is not in edit mode there you can put the condition for the AutoRefresh.

I can suggest you to upgrade your confluence from wiki to xhtml where auto refresh defect is fixed.


tousif shaikh.

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