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Fixing “Error: window.location.refresh is not a function”

By admin | July 23, 2010

If when you try to refresh the page using Javascript back-end and instead of having the page refresh like you want it to refresh, instead it bounces back into your Javascript Console with a cryptic error that reads “Error: window.location.refresh is not a function“. This can be very puzzling, especially if you are not a regular JavaScript programmer, so one can look into the documentation:

object.reload( [bReloadSource])

Reloads the current page

There’s just one small problem - it’s actually object.reload, not object.refresh! Some poor quality websites (or popular websites which make mistakes) accidently specify location.refresh instead of location.reload. So instead of calling location.refresh(), one should call the following to refresh the page:

window.location.reload();

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