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I recently made changes to the first step in my Instructable and I've noticed that over the past few hours the page showing all of the steps has been updated while the page showing only the first step has not.  By not updating I mean that the content update has not taken affect, the number of views is less than is shown on the other page, new comments haven't been added, the number of followers and favorites shown is less, etc..

Only the first page appears to be affected, though.  So, everything looks correct for:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/?ALLSTEPS and
https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/step2/Preparing-the-RJ-45-connector/

but not for:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/#step1

Some other info:
- occurs whether logged in or not
- reproduced on Chrome 31.0.1650.63 m, Firefox 13.0, and Opera 12.16 (All running on Windows 7)
- doesn't appear to be due to browser caching

Let me know if there is any other info I can provide.

Thanks!


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mikeasaurus

5 years ago

Can you see the same result after clearing your cache and refreshing the page?

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hypervis0rmikeasaurus

Reply 5 years ago

Unfortunately I haven't been able to replicate the behavior I saw yesterday.  :(

I did get one of my browsers to be slightly off on the view count for a few minutes, but looking at the headers coming back from the server I'm thinking this is just due to my request getting served from one of the squid proxy nodes:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/

Accept-Ranges bytes
Cache-Control max-age=3600
Connection keep-alive
Content-Encoding gzip
Content-Length 21817
Content-Type text/html
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:52:32 GMT
P3P IDC DSP COR CURa ADMa OUR IND PHY ONL COM STA
Server Resin/3.0.28
Vary , Accept-Encoding
Via 1.1 varnish, 1.1 varnish, 1.1 varnish
X-Cache MISS, HIT
X-Cache-Hits 0, 1
X-Cache-Svr squid03.instructables.com
X-Cacheable YES - 24 hours
X-Served-By cache-d45-DAL, cache-jfk1024-JFK
X-Timer S1386301588.615289450,VS0,VS19,VE358,VE363580

The request parameters were:
Accept text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Encoding gzip, deflate
Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5
Cache-Control no-cache
Connection keep-alive
Cookie __qca=[ value ]
DNT 1
Host www.instructables.com
Pragma no-cache
User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0

Upon making an update to the Instructable, though, a Ctrl-F5 refresh showed the updated content and the headers on the new page seemed to indicate that the previously cached version got invalidated correctly:

X-Cache MISS, MISS
X-Cache-Hits 0, 0
X-Cache-Svr squid03.instructables.com
X-Cacheable YES - 24 hours
X-Served-By cache-d46-DAL, cache-jfk1022-JFK
X-Timer S1386302521.269562483,VS0,VS12,VE305,VE367

Yesterday I was definitely seeing:
 - Ctrl-F5 not work consistently, even across multiple browsers
 - This lasted for at least 3-4 hours

Unfortunately I don't have the response headers from any request yesterday

Also, I technically followed this flow yesterday:
 - Posted a comment in reply to another comment that was written
 - Updated the Instructable and then noticed the issue.

Maybe the method for triggering this issue involves both steps?

Anyway, I'm going to chalk this one up to some weird squid proxy caching behavior and not worry with it since it eventually worked itself out.  :)  I do wonder whether this is related to the https://www.instructables.com/community/Miscounting-View-Counter/ post, though.

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hypervis0rmikeasaurus

Reply 5 years ago

Yes, the issue continued to occur after clearing the browser cache.

It looks like all of the pages have synced up now.  I'll make another change and see if I run into the same issue.  I've attached some screenshots that show what I was seeing.

working-all_steps.PNGnotworking-step_by_step.png