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[1.1.X] Fixed #12217: Documented the fact that serving flatpages from…

… the flatpage middleware does not apply view middleware methods. Backport of [12671] from trunk.

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@@ -80,6 +80,14 @@ If it doesn't find a match, the request continues to be processed as usual.
The middleware only gets activated for 404s -- not for 500s or responses of any
other status code.
+.. admonition:: Flatpages will not apply view middleware
+ Because the ``FlatpageFallbackMiddleware`` is applied only after
+ URL resolution has failed and produced a 404, the response it
+ returns will not apply any :ref:`view middleware <view-middlware>`
+ methods. Only requests which are successfully routed to a view via
+ normal URL resolution apply view middleware.
Note that the order of :setting:`MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES` matters. Generally, you can
put :class:`~django.contrib.flatpages.middleware.FlatpageFallbackMiddleware` at
the end of the list, because it's a last resort.

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