Stack Overflow's live refresh gets you instant notifications without having to do a
F5 every time. But this behaviour doesn't seem to work when the browser uses some proxy connection to connect to the internet.
Foe example, at home, I connect to the internet directly without any proxy settings configured for the browser and the SO site refreshes normally. But when I use it from my workplace, I need to configure a particular proxy in the browser to be able to access the internet. In this scenario, the live refresh features of SO don't seem to work. I don't get any notifications as such. Only when I refresh the page by pressing F5 or reloading the page by clicking in the question link again, do the notifications show up.
Why is it so? Is there a no live refresh feature in place which blocks connections from a proxy IP? I'm really not sure how the live refresh feature works, but I really cannot understand why using a proxy setting in the browser would not refresh the site on its own. Can anybody please throw some light on this issue?
Edit: This is the URL to the result I got on opening the Web sockets test site. The result was It might work for you. But unfortunately its still not working for me. Any ideas?!