Bug 6150 - safari wrongly retrieves cached link instead of live one
Summary: safari wrongly retrieves cached link instead of live one
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7722
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 420+
Hardware: Mac OS X 10.4
: P2 Major
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-19 10:00 PST by rahul abrol
Modified: 2006-05-22 06:35 PDT (History)
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Description rahul abrol 2005-12-19 10:00:29 PST
the video links on the bbc news site all point to a default clip, which the browser should bypass (through 
javascript) to retrieve the main clip for that particular video.  safari succeds at first, but on all subsequent 
attempts it gets stuck with the default clip (reloading the page is required to resolve the issue)...no other 
browser has this problem.

empyting webcore cache repeatedly and/or disabling webcore cache altogether solves the problem, of 
course, there must be a better solution.
Comment 1 Joost de Valk (AlthA) 2005-12-21 13:35:30 PST
I can't reproduce this, could you describe the steps you take with some more detail? Thanks! 
Kind regards,
Joost de Valk
Comment 2 Eric Seidel (no email) 2005-12-21 15:49:28 PST
There have been various caching bugs throughout the lifetime of WebKit.  Last I heard I think we had them 
all squashed, but it's possible there is still a bug in the cache logic.  If someone is able to reproduce this 
(and better yet find a reduced test case -- which may involve server side logic) we would be *very* 
Comment 3 rahul abrol 2005-12-21 19:03:03 PST
lots of people have reproduced this (i wasn't even the first).  check out this thread for more detail:


i was using the 12.17.05 build, so unless something was fixed in the past few days the problem is still 
there.  i've also filed this bug with ADC, since i wasn't sure if webkit itself was to blame.
Comment 4 Eric Seidel (no email) 2005-12-22 01:36:27 PST
Thats very helpful, thank you.
Comment 5 Alexey Proskuryakov 2006-05-22 06:27:58 PDT
This was reported earlier, but bug 7722 already has a more distinctive title, so closing this one as a duplicate.
Comment 6 Alexey Proskuryakov 2006-05-22 06:35:23 PDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7722 ***