First, a few explanations:
During an editing session with Web Author 3 versions of a file are used:
- The original file stored on disk [_]
- The file from disk stored in the server memory [s]
- The file from disk stored in the browser memory [b]
The two versions, [s] and [b], are constantly synchronised. However it is possible to make changes to the server version [s]
without the browser knowing about it. In this case we will call editor.restoreContent to synchronize the content from the server [s]
with the content from the browser [b].
The original file [_] is only modified when one saves the document or when one initially opens the file for editing.
That being said if you want to refresh the content from content references
you can use this method: post39974.html#p40382
If you will open a file which contains a conref
to another file and you will use the method linked above you will notice that
Web Author will make a request for the referred file and will bring the content into the currently opened document in the browser.
Because editor.restoreContent is not marked as API and is subject to change I would suggest to avoid using it.