Opened 7 years ago

Closed 18 months ago

#11997 closed Bug (needsinfo)

cache_control returns 200 OK response even page has not been changed.

Reported by: jtiai Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Cache system) Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Provided code:

@cache_page(60 * 60)
def myview(request)
    return HttpResponse('test')

Returns always 200 OK response and complete cached content. Modified since and modified dates and ETags in request and response headers do match.

Correct behavior:
Return value 304 Not Modified if cache conditions are met and do not fetch data from cache nor execute view.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by russellm

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by niwi@…

  • Easy pickings unset
  • Severity set to Normal
  • Type set to Bug

I passed something similar, using Generic Class Views.
With DEBUG=True works ok (Returns 304), but with DEBUG=False always returns 200 (And it creates a new cache entry for each request)

Database select with DEBUG=True

sqlite> select cache_key from testcache;
sqlite> delete from testcache;

Database select with DEBUG=False

sqlite> select cache_key from testcache;

Class View used for this test.

class CacheMixIn(object):
    """ Class for generic cache decorator. """
    @method_decorator(vary_on_headers('User-Agent', 'Cookie'))
    def dispatch(self, *args, **kwargs):
        return super(CacheMixIn, self).dispatch(*args, **kwargs)

class ObjectListMixIn(ListView):
    """ Class for generic settings for all object list. """
    allow_empty = True
    paginate_by = 20

class PostsView(CacheMixIn, ObjectListMixIn):
    queryset = Post.objects.exclude(public=False).order_by('-created_date')

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by aaugustin

  • UI/UX unset

Change UI/UX from NULL to False.

comment:4 Changed 18 months ago by claudep

  • Resolution set to needsinfo
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think that the response of the server is strongly dependent of installed middlewares. Typically, the 304 response you expect would be produced by the ConditionalGetMiddleware.

If you still suffer from this issue, the best step forward would be to setup a minimal project to reproduce the issue, so as we can debug cache and middleware interactions.

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