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RayTomes: updating and caching (2007-12-18 00:44) [#4154]

Hi, I am new to updating the wiki. Yesterday I made some changes. Today the "changed pages" list showed those pages but when I went to them they were the old version. So I put a question about this in one of the discussion pages. Then I realised that it might be a caching problem and reloaded the page. Ah it was indeed! So I went and reloaded the discussion page too, but it wasn't there. OK, maybe I am confused. Is this a caching problem? Is there some way to tell Firefox that it should get the latest copy of a page to avoid my confusion? Thanks, RayTomes

ArnoHollosi: Re: updating and caching (2007-12-18 13:04) [#4173]

Ray, I don't think it is a problem with Firefox or SL itself, otherwise the problem would have been reported earlier.

The web server marks each version with a unique ID (for computer buffs: using the etag HTTP mechanism.) Therefor Firefox should be able to detect a new version (and indeed my Firefox does just that on Linux and Windows.)

I assume that you are behind some proxy that does caching incorrectly.

If you want to make sure that it's not related to your configuration of Firefox, enter "about:config" in the URL bar, search for "browser.cache.check_doc_frequency" and make sure it is set either to "3" (load page when out of date) or "1" (load page every time). My setting is "3" and it works fine.

But I really think the problem is some intermediate proxy.

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