Article: TA24891 : "Safari: Reloading a page always bypasses cache" has been abanodoned by Apple since February 2012.
"This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple."
"When you reload a Web page in Safari (by clicking the Reload icon or by pressing Command-R in Mac OS X or Ctrl-R in Safari Beta 3.x for Windows), cache files are bypassed. You don't need to hold Shift or any other modifier keys."
One assumes that this is the result of the changes to clearing cache in Safari for Mountain Lion -- Version 6.0.2 (8536.26.17) -- you must have the Developer drop down "installed" to "Empty Caches."
Formerly, the instruction was:
"Hold Shift while clicking Reload, or press either Ctrl-F5 or ⌘-R on a Mac"
So the question is:
1- What is the technique for reloading a page WITHOUT retrieving information from the cache?
2- And... does the earlier instruction still apply to versions of Safari prior to Safari 6?
iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iMac Core i7 2.93GHz 4GB