Refresh Page and Keep Scroll Position

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Can someone show me what i'm doing wrong? I need my page to refresh after a certain period of time, but it refreshes to the top of the page, I need it to not change the page location!So this is what I have now not working is it the meta tags? Here is what I have no still doesn't refresh must be doing something wrong?

Here is what I originally had...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
    <head>
        <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="72">
        <meta http-equiv="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
        <meta http-equiv="Expires" CONTENT="-1">

        <style type="text/css">
        body
        { 
            background-image: url('../Images/Black-BackGround.gif');
            background-repeat: repeat;
        }
        </style>
    </head>

    <script type="text/javascript">

    function saveScrollPositions(theForm) {
        if(theForm) {
            var scrolly = typeof window.pageYOffset != 'undefined' ? window.pageYOffset
                                                   : document.documentElement.scrollTop;
            var scrollx = typeof window.pageXOffset != 'undefined' ? window.pageXOffset
                                                  : document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
            theForm.scrollx.value = scrollx;
            theForm.scrolly.value = scrolly;
        }
    }
    </script>

 <form action="enroll.php" name="enrollment" method="post" onsubmit="return saveScrollPositions (this);">
  <input type="hidden" name="scrollx" id="scrollx" value="0" />
  <input type="hidden" name="scrolly" id="scrolly" value="0" />

  <STYLE type="text/css">
   #Nav a{ position:relative; display:block; text-decoration: none; color:Black; }
   Body td{font-Family: Arial; font-size: 12px; }
  </style>

After reading some of the initial answers I've changed it to this...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>

<style type="text/css">
body
{ 
    background-image: url('../Images/Black-BackGround.gif');
    background-repeat: repeat;
}
</style>
</head>


<script>
function refreshPage () {
    var page_y = $( document ).scrollTop();
    window.location.href = window.location.href + '?page_y=' + page_y;
}
window.onload = function () {
    setTimeout(refreshPage, 35000);
    if ( window.location.href.indexOf('page_y') != -1 ) {
        var match = window.location.href.split('?')[1].split("&")[0].split("=");
        $('html, body').scrollTop( match[1] );
    }
}
</script>

<STYLE type="text/css">
#Nav a{ position:relative; display:block; text-decoration: none; color:black; }
Body td{font-Family: Arial; font-size: 12px; }
</style>

This question is tagged with javascript html

~ Asked on 2013-07-14 19:25:12

The Best Answer is


43

document.location.reload() stores the position, see in the docs.

Add additional true parameter to force reload, but without restoring the position.

document.location.reload(true)

MDN docs:

The forcedReload flag changes how some browsers handle the user's scroll position. Usually reload() restores the scroll position afterward, but forced mode can scroll back to the top of the page, as if window.scrollY === 0.

~ Answered on 2016-03-02 14:47:15


19

this will do the magic

    <script>
        document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) { 
            var scrollpos = localStorage.getItem('scrollpos');
            if (scrollpos) window.scrollTo(0, scrollpos);
        });

        window.onbeforeunload = function(e) {
            localStorage.setItem('scrollpos', window.scrollY);
        };
    </script>

~ Answered on 2019-11-07 06:56:06


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