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Bug 789 - Improper caching of pages?
Improper caching of pages?
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.3.x
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-10-26 18:48 UTC by Mark Wagner
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:28 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Mark Wagner 2004-10-26 18:48:33 UTC
I was viewing the English Wikipedia page on "Tungsten", and noticed a minor
vandalism.  When I clicked on "Edit" to fix the problem, it didn't show up, and
looking at the page history indicated that the vandalism had been fixed a day
and a half earlier, with two edits taking place since, neither of which showed
up in the article until I reloaded the page.

I've noticed numerous cases of the main page being up to three days out of date
-- it happens about half the time when I view the page -- but I'd just put it
down to my web browser using a cached version when it shouldn't.  But this time,
it happened on a page I've never viewed before.
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-06-07 01:35:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
Since this report, there have been various changes made to the control of
browser and proxy caching, and to the caching infrastructure at the Wikimedia sites.

But from the description and lack of other reports, a bad or over-aggressively
caching proxy between you and the Wikipedia site seems to be the most likely cause.

When did this last occur?  What browser and intermediary proxies were used? 
Logged-in or anonymous?
Comment 2 Mark Wagner 2005-06-15 22:05:32 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> Since this report, there have been various changes made to the control of
> browser and proxy caching, and to the caching infrastructure at the Wikimedia
sites.
> 
> But from the description and lack of other reports, a bad or over-aggressively
> caching proxy between you and the Wikipedia site seems to be the most likely
cause.
> 
> When did this last occur?  What browser and intermediary proxies were used? 
> Logged-in or anonymous?

It hasn't happened in a long time, I think since a week or two after I filed the
bug report. As far as I'm aware, my ISP (Comcast cable) doesn't use a caching
proxy.  It only happened while I was logged in, but I almost never browse
Wikipedia while logged out.

Comment 3 Zigger 2005-06-16 12:37:25 UTC
Resolving as WORKSFORME.

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