I’m trying to understand Mi-Me. Can you explain? I’m trying to add a site to Better Cache which will allow it to always cache, but instead of just being able to enter the URL, it asks for Mi-Me. I checked Wikipedia for more on Mi-Me, but I still don’t understand.
I set it up so long ago I had to relearn it... but I found the website I first used to speed up bettercache! I suggest reading the whole thing... it has more than what I posted above:
BetterCache - Firefox extension
descrip: forces caching of web pages regardless of no-cache headers which webmasters sometimes put in place to prevent caching, sometimes for a good reason and sometimes just to annoying the living doo-doo out of you i think.
suggested config: In the “always cache list” delete the wildcard (the *) in the MIME type area and insert the following (the important ones are bolded while the rest are optional):
Delete everything in the “never cache list”.
usage: nothing to do other than enable/disable it from its options. Go here for more confusing info on MIME types.
caveats: if content of a MIME type you specify is cached, but then is changed on the server, the page may not display correctly (think CSS for instance). Could potentially break sites that depend on such content, though i haven’t had any problems... yet. You should be able to just refresh the page if something if something looks fishy, but if that doesn’t work then you’ll have to either flush your cache, temporarily disable BetterCache, or buy a new computer.
Right, I forgot why I remembered you needed CacheViewer.
With BetterCache you can easily change the browser.cache.check_document_frequency setting which normally has to be done in about:config. This alone makes it worth having. I used it together with the CacheViewer add-on which shows mime-types that you can then use in BetterCache. This add-on is tremendously useful on sites like Google Books if you have dial-up. It only saves two or three pages at a time so if you’re reading along and want to go back a few pages you have to wait for the whole damn thing to load again. Just set BetterCache to save the mime-types you want and set “Check pages for actuality” to Never and you’re golden. :-)