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self signed certificates and chrome caching

Ran into an issue today where despite setting cache tags on a swf file,  the chrome browser was downloading it everytime I moved from one page to other and come back to same page. This was working fine in Internet Explorer and FireFox.  After spending an hour with firebug, pagespeed and fiddler  I figured out that cache tags were set correctly but still chrome won't cache it. At last I found this issue reported to chrome developers http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=103875 .  It appears that because  I was using a self signed certificate on local install, chrome wont cache any content until I use a valid certificate.  So the solution is to generate a free certificate using https://www.startssl.com/ and use it locally to avoid this issue.

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  1. Just spent several hours diagnosing the same thing. Thanks for confirming this.

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