Open Bug 655515 Opened 12 years ago Updated 6 months ago

Page doesn't reload - it remembers previous visit so miss up-to-date info


(Firefox :: General, defect)

4.0 Branch
Windows 7





(Reporter: douglasboyes, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

When I visit some pages it remember the site and then when I revisit it, it doesn't reload the page but comes up automatically. This means any recent changes to the page aren't shown.

Reproducible: Always
The caching of the pages depends on the headers that the server sends.
You can force a reload with shift+reload[button]
The HTTP headers says the page was last modified Sat, 07 May 2011 14:20:26 GMT, so any visits to the page after that may use cached data. If the page actually has been modified later on, then it's a server-side problem. If the page you see in Firefox now is older than Sat, 07 May 2011 14:20:26 GMT then it may be a Firefox problem.

$ wget -S --spider
Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists.
--2011-05-08 02:44:47--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Content-Length: 5409
  Content-Type: text/html
  Last-Modified: Sat, 07 May 2011 14:20:26 GMT
  Accept-Ranges: bytes
  ETag: "bd26ffe8c1ccc1:0"
  Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0
  X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
  Date: Sun, 08 May 2011 00:44:57 GMT
  Connection: keep-alive
Length: 5409 (5.3K) [text/html]
Remote file exists and could contain further links,
but recursion is disabled -- not retrieving.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

Using the Web Console and looking at the If-Modified-Since / "HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified" conversation this looks like a Works For Me. But I don't know when the data on the server was actually updated.
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
Severity: normal → S3
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