Looping the Loop
Uncaching 301 Redirect in Chrome
In a fit of blogging mania, here’s another one literally barely days after the previous one. Maybe I’ll crack this yet.
Anyway, this is just a short one with what verges on a Technical Contribution.
To whit: I recently sorted out this domain and was having
some issues getting some consistency between what
dig, Chrome and my
domain provider believed to be the correct state. In
particular, I was switching over to make the domain properly live rather than
301 Moved Permanently redirect to my old pages at Nottingham.
It turns out this was probably mostly Chrome being confused. It seems that it
301 Moved Permanently redirects fairly aggressively and the cached
entries are not discarded when you go through the standard mechanisms to
After a bit of experimentation and browsing, it seems that one way to clear this
view-source on the page but pass a spurious parameter to defeat the
cache. So, to force the browser to fetch http://mort.io properly, all I had to
view-source:mort.io?spurious=parameter. And lo! All was well.