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Strange FireFox prefetch problem
Filed in: Website Management.
I've noticed a couple of times an odd bug occuring when navigating forward through the issue pages on the NZDWFC site. Because they include a "next" metalink, FireFox will always prefetch the next issue's index page. This means if you click on the link to the next issue, FireFox already has the page and just needs to download the images.
However a couple of times this has somehow gone wrong. When I've clicked on the link to the next issue, nothing has happened. This seems to be a relatively rare occurance (It's only happened to me twice, as I say) but I'm mystified as to what's happening.
Because I have the access logs, I can see roughly what's happening but it doesn't help:
The only way to fix this appears to be to clear the cache. I presume the cached page has somehow become corrupted, but it's hard to tell what's happening.
Posted April 20, 2006 11:17 PM
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