Commit 3bec6131 authored by Adam Niedzielski's avatar Adam Niedzielski

Document how ETag caching middleware handles query parameters

parent d4349ba6
......@@ -39,6 +39,12 @@ Instead you should use polling mechanism with ETag caching in Redis.
1. If the `If-None-Match` header does not match the current value in Redis
we have to generate a new response, because the resource changed.
Do not use query parameters (for example `?scope=all`) for endpoints where you
want to enable ETag caching. The middleware takes into account only the request
path and ignores query parameters. All parameters should be included in the
request path. By doing this we avoid query parameter ordering problems and make
route matching easier.
For more information see:
- [RFC 7232](https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7232)
- [ETag proposal](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/26926)
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