User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Firefox does not automatically refresh when using changes are made to a web page when it should just like Mozilla does. It should refresh the page everytime a change is made. The window the changes are made to needs to be open when you push f5 to refresh it properly. When it should be automatic Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.open an HTML Window 2.Make an image change or drastic change 3.save changes close window and reopen it Actual Results: the change shouldn't have taken effect that is the problem then while the window is open push f5 and the changes will take place but that is the only way the changes show up. Expected Results: should automatically refresh everytime each time you make a change with out having to push f5
There is a preference (hidden in Firefox, but not in Mozilla) that allows this to be specified. However, always going back to the server is undesirable in many cases for speed of browsing. which is why the default in both browsers is to use the cache settings. The server can specify to not use cache for a page, so web apps relying on that type of behaviour should do that. Marking INVALID, this is an option, but is not default. We're not going to change the default either, for the reasons above.
I think the big problem lies with Firefox not allowing us to control the cache, as Mozilla does with the options in Advanced->Cache "Compare the page in the Cache to the page on the Network: Every time I view the page". It may not be the best thing in the world to do, but when one is working on a web site, it very useful. I agree it should no be the default.
use about:config to set browser.cache.check_doc_frequency values: 1 = Every time I view the page 0 = Once per session 3 = When the page is out of date (default) 2 = Never
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change