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This Safari caching bug still hasn’t been fixed

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 16, 2004

This Safari caching bug still hasn’t been fixed. It bit me yesterday and I almost lost an entry.

Reader comments

daveFeb 16, 2004 at 2:44PM

I use ecto (formerly kung-log) for most of my posts rather than the mt interface. Then again, I don’t get much in the way of comments or comment spam. It’s also an unnecessay application to have open if you’re one of the dock minimalists.

MikeFeb 16, 2004 at 5:00PM

I used to use kung-log, that was a pretty sweet application. That caching bug hasn’t bit me yet, but I haven’t upgraded to Panther yet. Is it Panther-centric, or do Jaguar builds of Safari do the same thing?

nilsFeb 16, 2004 at 7:00PM

Ah, now I know what happened! A few times when I was deleting spam comments (pre-MT-Blacklist) I ended up with the spam comment as the entry. I think I’ll try Ecto.

GarrettFeb 17, 2004 at 12:08AM

Mike—as far as I know this was a pre-Panther issue as well. I wrote the article after Panther was released, but I knew about the problem when it happened to Dominey because it had happened to me weeks earlier (when I was using Jaguar).

dave & nils—It should be noted that ecto in no way fixes this problem. It doesn’t even get around it. ecto does not allow for comment deletion, which is where this bug occurs. This is not to say you shouldn’t use ecto (I do), but just to warn you that using the app won’t save you from this bug.

TomasFeb 17, 2004 at 11:26AM

It definitely affects Jaguar.

daveFeb 17, 2004 at 12:58PM

Yup, there’s no way to do anything with comments in ecto, but it does avoid losing posts. That said, if you’re in using the mt interface, there’s really no need to be switching to an external app.

GarrettFeb 20, 2004 at 6:49PM

Just thought I’d let you all know that Jason’s post managed to point Hyatt’s attention to my entry, and he’s just reproduced the bug.

Hopefully this means this bug’s days are numbered.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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