Does Keyboard Maestro Cache Downloaded Web Data?

I have a few macros that load pages or data from the web. I'm having a problem getting current data, though—I'll change something on the server, but I won't see the refreshed page in KM for some indeterminate amount of time.

I'm wondering if KM keeps a cache of downloaded web data, and it's referencing that instead of getting a fresh copy each time? It's not a huge lag—a few minutes usually—but it's annoying when trying to test an update to something.

(My host is protected by Cloudflare, which does do caching, but I disable their cache whenever I'm working on a macro that uses data from my site.)

-rob.

@peternlewis?

Keyboard Maestro does not cache any web data.

But the OS APIs used by Keyboard Maestro may be caching data.

In the past when I have had to work around cached data problems I typically add a ? and a random number to the end of the URL to force a fresh download each time - that might be an option for you to workaround whatever is caching.

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Thanks; that's kind of what I figured—and yea, I've added a random number to the URL to hopefully prevent it.

thx;
-rob.

As Peter suggested, add a ? and a random number to the URL, something like:

URL randomizer.kmmacros (2.2 KB)

-rob.