From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020204 BuildID: 2002020406 Browser does not take note of changes in mimetype as provided by server. For example, default apache/Red Hat install does not map xls extension to msexcel mimetype (vnd.ms-excel, to be specific). After mapping that extension to xls in server mime.types and restarting server, Mozilla not aware of new mimetype info. Resolution: manually delete ALL cache files from Mozilla cache directory. Using cache clearing from within Mozilla, and/or restarting does not resolve. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. attempt to download file of selected type, note mimetype 2. change mimetype at server, restart 3. attempt download of file, note mimetype Actual Results: Mozilla continues to see the file as mimetype from the first download attempt. Expected Results: Mozilla will re-read mimetype info being provided by server and act accordingly.
Mozilla caches the entire server response (headers, data, etc). This is in fact the only reasonable thing to cache. When we then get the file again, we just read it from our cache, headers and all. This is necessary for proper functioning of the cache in general....
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Catching up. Please reopen bug if there is still a problem. Marking Verified!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: benc → jimmylee
REOPEN: I'd like gordon+tom to look at this before closing. There might be some user concerns they should hear, plus, we don't know if their cache settings are correct. Since this is also a downloaded file, it seems to me it should not live in cache;
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Component: Networking → Networking: Cache
Resolution: INVALID → ---
-> cache, -> new, based on bz's comments.
Assignee: new-network-bugs → gordon
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: jimmylee → tever
I think this is the same issue as bug 198072. Shift-Reload should load the updated document without have to clear the entire cache. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 198072 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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