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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#37 CACHE-CACHE-CACHE-CACHE

by TonyG <tony.gorman@blueyonder.co.Yuk>

Saturday February 19th, 2000 5:52 AM

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I have been using Mozilla since the beginning and have been singing its praises for YEARS now :-) (miaow)

However, of all the things about Moz that I wish was fixed, it is caching. If I launch my browser and I have my prefs set to fetch a document only if it has changed then that is what it should do.

If you select "view source" or "edit page" then Mozilla goes to the net for the page. Why? it should read it from the cache every time.

Mozilla should also honour the settings in Preferences which state how how often the requested document in cache is compared to the network. It is unhelpful that current builds of Mozilla seem to relentlessly download pages evey time you launch the browser.

This basic form of caching is further compounded by the distinct lack of viable offline caching. IE5 may be many things but you can't knock its implementation of offline browsing. If I want to study a ten page tutorial from Webreference or suchlike in offline mode, I have to use IE5 - period. even NN4 is too unreliable for this.

As for Netcaster - ZZZzzzzzz...

SOoooo, I want caching to work properly.