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Not invalidating the cache for preflight CORS request #93

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jamesruston commented Dec 9, 2013

When making a CORS (http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/) request, first a preflight OPTIONS request is sent to ensure the request is valid. Once receiving a response from the OPTIONS request the real request is then made (so long as the OPTIONS response confirmed its validity) e.g.

some-origin sends => OPTIONS /foo/bar to some-other-origin
some-origin is allowed access to some-other-origin
some-origin sends => GET /foo/bar to some-other-origin

Currently the OPTIONS request is invalidating the /foo/bar cache and is rendering the cache useless for cross origin requests, such as using an AngularJS front end with a Sinatra JSON API.

I've put together a simple solution which checks for OPTIONS requests before invalidating the cache. The OPTIONS response isn't cached and is always passed.

@grosser grosser merged commit f8a2ac1 into rtomayko:master Oct 8, 2015


grosser commented Oct 8, 2015

manually merged


grosser commented Oct 8, 2015

1.4.0 thx for the patch!

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