947256 wrote:Interesting - seems back to front since not having it check would imply that the jar had to be downloaded every time not the other way round!
In control panel/java/general tab/temporary internet files, I have "Keep temporary Internet files on my computer" checked, and he did not.
Without this option selected, the applet starts right up on my computer too and our consoles are now very similar with no "cache entry not found" outputs.
947256 wrote:If you didn't change anything then yes - simple reasoning :) I'd have to check at home, I don't have Java 7 installed at work. My Java 6 installation has it checked and I don't have a habit of changing around java console settings. I don't know any test applets other than really really old ones that are used in the applet tutorials, you'd have to look for some free Java games or something. Pretty sure you'll find some in the showcases on java-gaming.org.
Can you tell me if the default Java install is to have 'keep temporary files' checked?
947256 wrote:Probably because the applets are deployed differently, like through the JNLP file you don't seem to want to become friends with.
I tried a few example games on that site and didn't see anything similar happening.
947256 wrote:Wow, that is something to remember! It is quite common to install a filter that disables caching to prevent problems with dynamically generated pages. Thanks for the insight Igor.
Thanks for the pointer! yep I checked it in Wireshark and the "Expires"/"Cache-Control" header was being set way in the past by a hidden Tomcat filter.
So that must override the cache checkbox for .jar files.
It loads with or without the Temporary file cache checkbox now.