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[Bug-gnuzilla] Unstoppable Cache

From: Emmanuel Revah
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] Unstoppable Cache
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:38:12 +0100
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I am not sure if bug, feature or PEBKAC, but here goes.

I have deactivated cache wherever I can (details below) yet it seems that Icecat is still keeping cache somewhere. An example of strange behavior:

- I load a webpage
- I edit the CSS file for that page
- I reload and yet CSS is not updated, so I re-load again using "F5", that loads the new CSS. Fine. - I go do other CSS edits, reload the page and somehow Icecat loads the original CSS file, even though in the step above it fetched the new version of the file.

That last step is the issue for me. I've noticed with Iceweasel (Debian/Wheezy) I don't have this issue. I've also noticed this issue when editing some simple php scripts and refreshing, I get odd results and I just spent some time trying to figure out what was wrong with my script when I realised, again, cache (reloading multiple times shows the various versions of the page).

Details of how I disabled cache:
- Preferences -> Advanced -> Network -> "Override automatic cache management" -> Checked
- Preferences -> Advanced -> Network -> "Limit cache to" -> 0
- about:config -> browser.cache.disk.capacity => 0
- about:config -> browser.cache.disk.enable => false
- about:config -> browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled => false
- about:config -> browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run => false
- about:config -> network.dnsCacheExpiration => 0

There are millions of other settings that contain the word "cache", so not sure which other ones would be pertinent.

I have Firebug in both Icecat and Iceweasel. There could be a relation with Apache's Expires or something, however with the same website/server using Iceweasel I do not experience this.

If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong let me know.


p.s. It's Icecat 17.0.1 on Debian/Wheezy amd64.

Emmanuel Revah

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