how do you prevent firefox from caching javascript?

Posted on 2009-04-15
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Is there a way to prevent firefox from caching anything uning s browser setting and not changing the webpage?

A user is accessing my ssl sharepoint site and is complaing about slowness.  It works well for me and I think it might be a caching issue.  I have several users so I don't know what kind of browse they use.  I want to do some testing on my end first and dont' want to change the sites code.  I just want to prevent the javascript from being cached.
Question by:jackjohnson44
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There is no javascript specific setting, but you can prevent your browser from caching HTTP/HTTPS pages.
In the address bar, type:

In the filter bar, type "cache", then search for "network.http.use-cache" and set it to "false". Here you can also disable caching completely by setting "browser.cache.disk.enable" to 'false'.

Another way would be server-side, by setting your server to send no-cache headers for .js files. I only know about .htaccess methods for Apache though, not for IIS:

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thanks, how did you know that?
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torimar earned 2000 total points
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Well, "about:config" is the usual way of deep-tweaking Firefox.
The rest was research in the Mozilla knowledgebase and on some mailing lists.

Hope it helped you.

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