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What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser? Note that I don't mean the maximum size of the browser cache. I mean, what is the maximum individual file that will be cached.

If there is a limit, where is this documented?

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On firefox it looks like the maximum size is 5MB or whatever you have set for browser.cache.disk.max_entry_size.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=647391

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what about other browsers? –  paleozogt Dec 7 '11 at 21:30
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@paleozogt Which browsers and which versions? Do you want to include "mobile" browsers as well? You may be better served by testing your browsers with something like Max Cache File Size. –  jscott Dec 7 '11 at 21:33
    
@jscott, neat tool, I think you should provide that as an answer. –  Zoredache Dec 7 '11 at 21:35
    
FYI, using that tool on the current Windows version of chrome shows a max size of 8MB. –  Zoredache Dec 7 '11 at 21:39
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@jscott I was looking for some docs, but a tool to experimentally get the value is better. I agree with Zoredache that this is an answer! –  paleozogt Dec 7 '11 at 21:42

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