[experimental-ims] 85f39f0 Explain what a purge is.
geoff at varnish-cache.org
Fri Jul 8 11:47:50 CEST 2011
Author: Per Buer <perbu at varnish-software.com>
Date: Thu Jun 30 10:18:36 2011 +0200
Explain what a purge is.
diff --git a/doc/sphinx/tutorial/purging.rst b/doc/sphinx/tutorial/purging.rst
index bd00e49..284080a 100644
@@ -17,6 +17,10 @@ bans. First, let me explain the HTTP purges.
+A *purge* is what happens when you pick out an object from the cache
+and discard it along with its variants. Usually a purge is invoked
+through HTTP with the method PURGE.
An HTTP purge is similar to an HTTP GET request, except that the
*method* is PURGE. Actually you can call the method whatever you'd
like, but most people refer to this as purging. Squid supports the
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