Browser.cache.disk cache ssl
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Disk caching saves copies of the downloaded files on the hard drive so they doesn't need to be downloaded to be redisplayed. These pages can be viewed by anyone with permission to the cache folder. Pages transmitted with SSL encryption often contain sensitive information and caching of these pages to disk may present a privacy risk. This preference controls whether to cache to disk pages that were transmitted with SSL encryption.
Possible values and their effects
Cache to disk content retrieved by SSL. (Default)
Don't cache to disk content retrieved by SSL.
- browser.cache.disk.enable and network.http.use-cache must be set to true if you wish to enable disk caching of SSL pages.
- If this preference is set to false, browser.cache.memory.enable and network.http.use-cache must be set to true if you wish to enable memory caching of SSL pages.
First checked in
Has an effect in
- Netscape (all versions since 7.2)
- Mozilla Suite (all versions since 1.6a)
- Firebird (all versions since 0.7)
- Firefox (all versions)
- Thunderbird (all versions)
- Minimo (all versions)
- SeaMonkey (all versions)
- Bug 205921 - Preference browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl does nothing
- Bug 309368 - Change browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl default to true
- bug 531801 - Should cache SSL content to disk even without Cache-Control: public