Full Article Attached New Mozilla Cache Lands!

Tuesday March 20th, 2001

The new cache, which will be used for HTTP, FTP, and the new imagelib (which uses part of the memcache for decompressed images) landed today. With this ground-up rewrite the loading of cached copies should be "significantly faster." Check out the full story for an excellent summary of this new cache from Gagan Saksena and to find out how you can help test the new cache.

UPDATE - there is a problem with the old cache that conflicts with the new cache. Before you run a build with the new cache, you should manually delete the contents of your cache directories. If you go back to an old build, you should perform the same duty again. For more information and to track the status of this see the bug.

#13 Will this fix View Source?

by sab39

Wednesday March 21st, 2001 8:35 AM

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View source (at least in 0.8 and previous) is horribly broken. It doesn't give accurate source (when a page returns nothing at all you still get <html><body></body></html>) and it never seems to actually *use* the cache at all - it does a reload which for many dynamic pages will often get wrong information. And if the original request was a form post, it does a GET instead which means you are guaranteed to get something entirely different.

If the cache landing won't fix this, does anyone know the bug number where I can track the View Source rewrite?