[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 5344] Safari shouldn't re-download certain subresources on back

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Sat Apr 21 07:24:27 PDT 2007


------- Comment #3 from ilgaz_ocal at yahoo.com  2007-04-21 07:24 PDT -------
I am really having hard time to understand why this feature request to change
the browsers internal working mechanism shows up it unconfirmed P2 bugs list.

Caching everything could work great but it has own side effects too. A browser
known to cache everything and check in 5 hours by default (unless stated
different by page/headers) is Opera and it has own unique problems because of

Speaking about Slashdot, if Slashdot tells browser not to cache (since it is
highly dynamic site) and browser cares about it, it is normal behaviour while
other browsers caching the "do not cache" pages is actually a bug waiting to
happen IMHO.

Adding feature requests as P2 bugs to the major/final version of browser won't
help them to get implemented, it will rather make ordinary end users care less
about the unconfirmed,real bugs. I think the page caching is related to
browsers design and the philosophy of it, all back to KHTML.

As another side note, thanks to Fink , I actually have Konqueror 3.5.6
(current,latest final version) and it indeed re-loads some of resources while
clicking back/forward. As a slashdot subscriber, I can happily test if it is
related to ads or not but I'd assume as a person using /. for long time that it
is indeed related to the highly dynamic content of site and it is by slashcode

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