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#1233 ✓resolved
Tim Harper

ActionView::Base.computed_public_paths cacheing not consistent with ActionController::Base.perform_caching = false

Reported by Tim Harper | October 19th, 2008 @ 08:14 AM

In essence:

  • I load a page (in development mode) - it looks pretty
  • I change the CSS file some
  • I go back to the browser and hit "refresh"
  • My CSS change doesn't take effect. The browser is using a completely cached version of the css file.
  • I restart my web server
  • I refresh the browser
  • The CSS change takes.

This all happens because ActionView::Base.computed_public_paths effectively caches the timestamp querystring, rendering the timestamped querystring ineffective at forcing the browser to reload a changed asset file.

The following monkey patch fixes the problem:

  unless ActionController::Base.perform_caching
    ActionController::Dispatcher.class_eval do
      before_dispatch :clear_computed_public_paths

      def clear_computed_public_paths

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Pratik

    Pratik October 19th, 2008 @ 10:02 AM

    • Assigned user set to “josh”
  • josh

    josh October 19th, 2008 @ 10:04 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Milestone cleared.

    Thats probably the best solution. Can you patch that in the development mode dispatcher callback.

  • Tim Harper

    Tim Harper October 20th, 2008 @ 07:25 AM

    Looks like the internals have changed quite a bit in rails EDGE since 2.1, but the issue still manifests

    Here's my patch, complete with a test:

    I also tested this by hand to verify that this commit causes timestamps to update automatically in asset urls, and, it does, just like grandma used to make it.

  • Repository

    Repository October 20th, 2008 @ 07:22 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”

    (from [fcb45e5ec3c8ab7b11391c0639609918876ddbb2]) Ensure ActionView::Helpers::AssetTagHelper::AssetTag::Cache is cleared before loading so changes to asset files are picked up by the broswer [#1233 state:resolved]

    Signed-off-by: Joshua Peek

  • salil

    salil February 25th, 2009 @ 03:25 PM

    i am new to ruby i am facing the same problem as TIM.i changing my css files and images used in a css but my html page not changes because of cache. i don't know where to use above code. i.e. unless ActionController::Base.perform_caching


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