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Button onClick event does not work but works just fine when I display the Inspect mode in Chrome

The onClick event on the referesh button for the Captcha won’t work when I click it, but this button works well when I open the Inspect mode in Chrome and click it, refreshing the captcha as expected. Here is my HTML code :

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-xOolHFLEh07PJGoPkLv1IbcEPTNtaed2xpHsD9ESMhqIYd0nLMwNLD69Npy4HI+N" crossorigin="anonymous">
<script src="" integrity="sha384-DfXdz2htPH0lsSSs5nCTpuj/zy4C+OGpamoFVy38MVBnE+IbbVYUew+OrCXaRkfj" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="" integrity="sha384-Fy6S3B9q64WdZWQUiU+q4/2Lc9npb8tCaSX9FK7E8HnRr0Jz8D6OP9dO5Vg3Q9ct" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<div class="md-form">
  <input type="text" id="captchaText" class="form-control" name="captcha" data-validation="required" data-validation-error-msg="<s:text name='error.required'/>">
  <label for="captchaText">
        <s:text name="index.captcha" />
  <div class="row">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-info btn-deep-purple btn-md offset-md-1 col-md-5" onclick="document.getElementById('imageCaptcha').src=''">RafraƮchir  &nbsp
            <i class="fa fa-refresh" ></i>
    <div style="padding:6px; padding-right:0px;" class="col-md-5">
      <img id="imageCaptcha" src=""></div>

Here is a screenshot of my UI :

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What could be the problem in my case ?



The issue was due to Chrome and Firefox loading the captcha from Cache in the same tab, even if response header Cache-Control was set to no-cache. The solution was to add a random string parameter to the request, this forces Chrome to reload the captcha as it will see each time a new URL for the src attribute of the image. Something like this :

function captchaReload() {
        let randomString = (Math.random() + 1).toString(36).substring(7);
        let imageSource = 'Captcha.jpg'+ '?random=' + randomString;

See this SO question for more details on this browser behaviour.

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