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Extension:CacheBreaker

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CacheBreaker
Version 2.1.0
Author(s) Alexia E. Smith
Extension link GitLab
Description
Automatically adds cache breaking URL pieces to media.

CacheBreaker is an extension that automatically adds cache breaking URL pieces to media. (i.e., ?version={timestamp})

This is necessary because images and other media are cached by software separate from MediaWiki, and each cache entry is identified by its URL. ? is generally used to begin a query string within a URL, but this has no meaning with media files, so the ?version={timestamp} addition creates a new URL to the same media file that can bypasses the cache entries of recently changed files. Without this, there would be a delay before updates to media files could be seen.

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