Reload All By ItselfThis one's nice and easy. I'll give you the code. Copy and paste it into the document you wish to reload. Once in there, change the number of seconds you wish the page to wait before starting the reloading process. This code goes in between the HEAD tags.
I don't have a refresh on this page because the darn thing would just keep refreshing and there's nothing on this page that will update.
Reload From A User's ClickI've seen this done a number of ways, but this is my favorite because it, again, forces the browser to load from the server. It is true that pages can become cached if they are reloaded a great many times, but I have had pretty good success with this. Here's the code:
<INPUT TYPE="button" onClick="history.go(0)" VALUE="Refresh">
Use the Full URL?Again, it's possible that a page using the methods shown above can get cached and can stop reloading from the server. A Webmaster friend told me that if you simply set up a link to the current page but use the entire URL, the page would always reload from the server because the request starts at the domain. For example, the full URL of this page is:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" CONTENT="5; URL=http://anintrospectiveworld.blogspot.com/2012/07/refresh-page-htmljava-scripts.html">
Again, the effect is the same as you'll get with the code above. It just lowers the chance of the page getting stuck in cache.