By default, Rails only includes the Vary:Accept header in responses when the Accept: header is included in the request. This means that proxies/browsers may cache a response to a request with a missing Accept header, and then later serve that cached version for a request which does supply the Accept header. This can lead to some very unexpected behavior in browsers.
This commit adds the Vary:Accept header for all requests, even if the Accept header is not present in the request. If a format parameter (e.g.
.json suffix) is included in the path, then the Accept header is still omitted. (The format parameter takes precedence over any Accept: header, so the response is no longer varies based on the Accept header)