In the documentation is written, to generate the repeat view webpagetest closes the browser and launches it again. Does it mean, the browser cache goes on restart empty and doesn't play any role on repeat view?

  • 1
    Closing a browser window does not clear the cache, so yes, repeat view will use the cache. – Tim Fountain Mar 13 '18 at 9:28
  • That depends. My browser has a setting for clearing the browser cache when it is closed. – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 13 '18 at 10:55
  • Fair point. But from the point of view of webpagetest, the purpose (IMO) of repeat view is to test browser caching of your resources. This is also pretty easy to verify by just running a test: webpagetest.org/result/… – Tim Fountain Mar 13 '18 at 11:41
  • @TimFountain exactly so was my thought. Is there a way to differ a browser and a server cache? I mean: to get to know, what is caching? – Evgeniy Mar 13 '18 at 11:51
  • webpagetest is not going to be able to reliably determine the benefits of a server-side cache since a server-side cache might have been used on the "First View" (depends on how you are managing server-side caching, and whether this is per-user or not.) – MrWhite Mar 13 '18 at 13:24

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.