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I am having problems with 301 redirects being cached. How do I clear FF5's memory?

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I am having problems with 301 redirects being cached. How do I clear FF5's memory?

I built some websites and never really thought about which redirect should be used when blocking someone from accessing a page requiring a login, so they were all 301's, by default. This has not been a problem until now. FF5 seems to cache this information and I can not access those pages anymore, even after successfully logging in. Clearing FF's cache does not seem to clear this information.

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Re: I am having problems with 301 redirects being cached. How do I clear FF5's memory?

I, too, had this problem.

Then I found that the Web Developer toolbar's "Disable" > "Disable Cache" option seemed to clear a bad 301 redirect for me.

Looking at about:config, it appears to be toggling browser.cache.disk.enable to false. Toggling that to false directly also does the trick. Toggle back to true to have it cache again (and I bet other things are cached).

Worked for me on FF 5.0.1 and Web Developer toolbar 1.1.9.

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Re: I am having problems with 301 redirects being cached. How do I clear FF5's memory?

Rats, this was only temporary. Re-enable the cache and the old cached setting returns.

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Re: I am having problems with 301 redirects being cached. How do I clear FF5's memory?

If you simply clear your cache that should help solve the issue as long as you don't get more 301's.

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Re: I am having problems with 301 redirects being cached. How do I clear FF5's memory?

I'm not sure the best solution should be to empty the browsers cache, especially if you are trying to debug just one website.

Is there not a way to only delete redirect cache ? Or even better, an option to tell Firefox not to cache 301 redirects (yes, even if they are supposed to be permanent).