PHP – Prevent GIF image loaded from browser cache

I would like to show a GIF image on a website but i found that the animation is not working as the browser caches the GIF image after first load. Here is a PHP workaround by adding the current timestamp to the image src url.

<img src="<?php echo Date("Y.m.d.G.i.s"); ?>" />


Done =)

Reference: cache woes, how to force an image to refresh or load fresh


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