Trying to load and reload URIs from the command line in a consistant manner across browsers and operating systems seems to be a hopeless endeavour.
In particular the reload strategy mentioned below—useful to
edit websites, write API documentation or web applications with
Js_of_ocaml—is an indication of what should be done for
what is believed to be the best user experience. However do not
expect this work in all contexts (currently it only fully works
with Chrome on Darwin and it is not even glitchless there).
If you know how to improve or extend the support for particular browsers and platforms get in touch here.
v0.6.1 — homepage
val reload :
?browser:Bos.Cmd.t -> string -> (unit, Rresult.R.msg) Rresult.result
reload ~background ~prefix ~browser uri tries to reload or open
uri or an URI prefixed by
uri if prefix is
false) in browser
browser (if unspecified a
platform dependent procedure is invoked to determine the user
true (defaults to
false), the browser
application should be kept in the background, only the reload
should occur. If
false the browser application and reloaded
window should be brought into focus.
The reload should always lead to the reload of a single browser tab found as follows.
uri (or is prefixed by
true), reload this tab.
uri (or is prefixed
true), pick the left most one, make it
current in the window and reload it.
uri otherwise create a new tab
uri and make it current for the window.