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I am, on a nearly daily basis, accessing my companies staff directory that is hosted on our wiki. The "problem" (and I use the term loosely) is that when I load the page everybody has a picture associated with their row in the directory.

Is there any way I can cache all the pictures so I don't have to wait for everyone's picture to load?

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you need to change the cache settings on the server –  ratchet freak Apr 18 '13 at 13:18
i had a feeling the change had to be made on the server side but i was wondering if there was something i could do on my end. –  Ramy Apr 18 '13 at 14:44
I’m not even sure whether this is possible, and if it is, it will be awkward –– but can you write a script to wget the page (HTML only; no embedded objects), strip out the IMG tags, and display it? Alternatively, you could save the page as a complete HTML page, create your own explicit cache of the images, and write your script to redirect the IMG tags to point to those. –  Scott Apr 18 '13 at 21:05

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You can try increasing the size of your local browser's cache. But it may depend largely on the meta tags on the page. For example the page could be set to expire immediately or no-cache (see here for more discussion.

If it is really bugging you could set up a local proxy server. See this post Run a local proxy server for one example of how this could be done.

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