[Project_owners] Unwanted update manifest (update.rdf) caching
matthew at mjwilson.demon.co.uk
Sat Jul 22 17:33:08 EDT 2006
Matthew Wilson wrote:
> Alex Eng wrote:
>> During testing of a new version 2.0 release of my Firefox extension,
>> Clippings, I noticed that Firefox won't update the extension from a
>> previous release either automatically, or manually in the Extensions
>> window, unless I clear the browser cache first.
> I get this too. My experience is as follows: When I get this scenario,
> if I load the update RDF directly in the browser, then I get the old
> version. If I shift-reload then I get the new version, and the Extension
> Manager does the update.
> Strangely enough it appears that the Extension Manager does attempt to
> overcome caching problems:
"We follow the normal network-cache rules here, where the server that
the update RDF can decide how long it is allowed to persist in the cache. I
don't think this is something we want to fix."
Has anyone successfully set expiry times or maxage headers on their
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