Warning: Google Chrome can cause headaches when working with re-directs

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I lost a few hours, working out a problem with some re-directs, yesterday only to find out my code was fine but Google Chrome was using an out of date, cached version of a file re-direct causing the site I was working on to break.

So, thought I’d post here, hopefully to save others a few hours of precious time: if you’re working on Apache/nginx/whatever rewrite rules, don't use Google Chrome! Switch to Opera or Firefox. Smiling

I’d be interested to know if Safari suffers from the same problem, as they both use Webkit. Although they shouldn't, re-directs probably shouldn’t be handled by the rendering engine.

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Oh I haven't heard of this one before but thanks for the heads up. It's vital that my redirect works.

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