Web Caching

Caching-related bugs in Netscape

Title 

How to force cache reload in Communicator

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19970613-2.html

 Summary 

The Allow Persistent Caching of Pages Retrieved through SSL checkbox determines whether the pages you view using SSL security are stored in the cache. The default, unchecked, does not allow SSL pages to be cached.

 

Title 

I'm using Communicator 4.5/4.6, where is the option to set "persistent caching of pages retrieved through SSL"?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19990602-6.html

 Summary 

It's gone... edit prefs.js.

 

Title 

How does SSL caching work?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19980202-1.html

 Summary 

Says in 4.x, caching disabled, need to edit prefs.js. In 3.x, there is an option.

 

Title 

How do I enable caching of SSL pages?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19990424-3.html

 Summary 

Gives mechanism to enable this by editing the prefs.js file manually. Says disabled by default, and the difficulty is intentional.

 

Title 

Images seem to always be read from cache in Navigator 3.0x.

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19960613-23.html

 Summary 

Netscape treats inline images differently from other output formats in order to provide improved performance. In particular, images are treated as if "Verify once per session" was selected in the preferances, even if "Verify every time" is the current setting.

 

Title 

What does the access restriction by user db look like on the client side? Are the userid and passwd put in memory cache or written to a temp file?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19960530-3.html

 Summary 

HTTP authentication names and passwords are never saved to disk. They are stored in memory until the browser is closed.

 

Title 

Are the userid and password put in memory cache or written to a temp file?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19970430-10.html

 Summary 

Not in cache, or history, but are written to an encrypted temp file. Must restart to empty the record.

 

Title 

Reading the netscape.hst and cache.db files.

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/20000201-10.html

 Summary 

Says use ctrl-h for history, and about:cache to see cache contents.

 

Title 

How do I set up my LAN for use of autoproxy configuration?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19970708-7.html

 

Title 

Is there a way to force the auto-reload of the proxy autoconfig file?

Link 

http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19971015-9.html

 Summary 

No.

 

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