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How to Use Pragma: No-cache with IIS and IE

This article was previously published under Q165150
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To prevent Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) clients from caching web pages,it may be necessary to use the Pragma: No-cache header.
The following script code can be used in a Microsoft Active Server Page (ASP)to insert the Pragma: No-cache tag into the HTTP header.

NOTE: This script code MUST be the first line of the ASP file.
<% Response.AddHeader "Pragma", "No-Cache" %>				

Article ID: 165150 - Last Review: 06/23/2005 22:15:50 - Revision: 1.1

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