Thursday, January 14, 2010

Firefox Offline Mode

You know what's horrible? Firefox's "Offline Mode."

I've been tinkering with Apache and with some web pages, and I keep being surprised by weird stuff, like:

- I don't see my page edits when I reload
- A page displays just fine, even though the server is no longer installed

Then I realize that Firefox, whose whole job in life is to get online, is offline. It has, invisibly and without my asking, decided not to reload the page, even though I'm pressing Control+F5, which means "no for real, reload everything on this page, throw away your cache, I want to see the most current stuff possible."

I don't know what this feature is for, but I need a way to turn it off.