Source code for django.middleware.http

from django.utils.cache import (
    cc_delim_re, get_conditional_response, set_response_etag,
from django.utils.deprecation import MiddlewareMixin
from django.utils.http import parse_http_date_safe

[docs]class ConditionalGetMiddleware(MiddlewareMixin):
    Handle conditional GET operations. If the response has an ETag or
    Last-Modified header and the request has If-None-Match or If-Modified-Since,
    replace the response with HttpNotModified. Add an ETag header if needed.
    def process_response(self, request, response):
        # It's too late to prevent an unsafe request with a 412 response, and
        # for a HEAD request, the response body is always empty so computing
        # an accurate ETag isn't possible.
        if request.method != 'GET':
            return response

        if self.needs_etag(response) and not response.has_header('ETag'):

        etag = response.get('ETag')
        last_modified = response.get('Last-Modified')
        last_modified = last_modified and parse_http_date_safe(last_modified)

        if etag or last_modified:
            return get_conditional_response(

        return response

    def needs_etag(self, response):
        """Return True if an ETag header should be added to response."""
        cache_control_headers = cc_delim_re.split(response.get('Cache-Control', ''))
        return all(header.lower() != 'no-store' for header in cache_control_headers)