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Bug 197795 - page isn't recognized as new
Summary: page isn't recognized as new
Alias: None
Product: Websites
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Infrastructure
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-11-01 18:14 UTC by Toralf Förster
Modified: 2007-11-04 14:52 UTC (History)
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Description Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2007-11-01 18:14:21 UTC
I'm wondering why I have to press <F5> or <Ctrl>+<R> within firefox to get the current content of this web page. This issue happens only with this home page.

As an current example: Some minutes ago I was at, read that the new newsletter of the 15th of October (?! erm, we have the 1st of November, but this is a different story) is published and went to Here I saw only the old content within my browser - I had to refresh it explicitly.

I didn't experienced such things with konqueror or opera.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-11-01 19:41:21 UTC
Erm, and are you sure you were hitting the same server after refresh? :)

$ host has address has address
Comment 2 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2007-11-01 20:49:29 UTC
I didn#t experienced this a problem elsewhere, eg. this server I use often :
tfoerste@n22 ~ $ host is an alias for has address has address has address
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-11-01 22:26:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I didn#t experienced this a problem elsewhere

Well that's possible but nothing guarantees that the webnodes get synced with the master copy at the same moment, in fact they most likely don't.
Comment 4 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-11-01 22:50:23 UTC
Firefox still had the page in its cache, decided it was recent enough as not to ask the server whether a more recent one was available, and displayed what it had in its cache. Konqueror & Opera had to hit the server to get the page and obviously received the latest version.

FYI, in about:config :

browser.cache.check_doc_frequency [Integer] (3) - This setting determines how often Firefox checks for newer versions of the page you are viewing. This setting is similar to Internet Explorer's 'Check for newer versions of stored pages' setting. If set to 0 Firefox only checks once per browser session; if set to 1 Firefox checks every time a page is viewed; if set to 2 Firefox never checks (i.e. it always uses the version stored locally in your browser cached); and if set to 3 (the default) Firefox checks at automatically determined intervals. If you browse mostly pages which update their content extremely often (i.e. a few times a day) you may wish to set this to 1 though it will slow down browsing speed. The default of 3 is best for fastest browsing on most connections. You can experiment to see if 0 suits your needs, but don't use a value of 2.
Comment 5 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2007-11-04 14:52:08 UTC
ok, I changed the default firefox value to 0 (IMHO this is what I would expect to be the default value) - thanks for your help