For performance reasons, GitLab caches the HTML version of Markdown text in fields such as:
- Issue descriptions.
- Merge request descriptions.
These cached versions can become outdated, such as when the
external_url configuration option is changed. Links
in the cached text would still refer to the old URL.
Invalidate the cache
- You must be an administrator.
To avoid problems caused by cached HTML versions, invalidate the existing cache by increasing the
setting in application settings using the API:
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/application/settings?local_markdown_version=<increased_number>"