Thursday, April 03, 2008

Browser cache

What is web browser?

A web browser is a program which helps display pages designed to be displayed by various programming languages, usually HTML (hypertext markup language). You are able to see this page displayed as Blogger together with me planned you to see it with the help of web browser which interpret the page source and translate it into what you see. Examples of web browsers are Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Flock, Safari, Netscape (no longer supported), etc.

What is browser cache?

It is common for web browser to save some of the data from those web pages you visit. This is so that when you next visit the web page, it may load faster, etc. This is what is referred to as browser cache. This can also be the source of a common complaint of bloggers. They cannot see newly published post or see changes in the template they have made.

Now, each browser have its own browser cache and the cache is different for different browser. So if you are having problems like those described above, one way to get around it is to just use a different browser to try to see what you failed to see with the current browser. With this strategy, you get get around your problems cause by a particular web browser cache by using a different web browser which do not have that problem page cached and without resorting to the commonly advocated solution of clearing cache.

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