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Beware of caching by Cloudflare.
I activated Cloudflare as a frontend for a few toy web applications, mostly because it’s free (although I’m not 100% convinced about it as of every concentration of power. Anyway…).
While happily updating my application, I tried to change a few things in a
stylesheet, mostly to figure out if I was getting my changes in the right
place. Anyway, I could change the stylesheet like crazy, but I still got the
same in the browser, even with the
Shift+Ctrl-R which should be me begging
for all caches to stay out of the way.
It turns out that Cloudflare does indeed cache aggressively, so the solution I found around is to let it think that the URL is a dynamic one, like adding a query part that always changes. So I have something like this in my Mojolicious layout template:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/style.css?foo=<%= time() . rand() %>">
I feel lucky to have thought about it to be honest: I was reminded about putting these services behind Cloudflare only a few days ago, so it somehow stuck to my mind for the right amount of time.
If you have a similar problem… it might be something in the middle that you might not be aware of!