I am quite new to ElasticSearch and currently in the process of reading the docs and playing with it in parallel.
I have a question to an (inconsistent?) part of the documentation: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/6.3/docs-get.html
The "Realtime" section states that a GET will implicitly execute a refresh before returning the data (except when disabled with ?realtime=false).
The "Refresh" section down on the same page states that I can use ?refresh=true to enforce a refresh before the GET is actually executed, but I should use this with care because of performance reasons.
Those two sections seem contradicting. What is the default - to refresh or not to refresh? Or maybe I misunderstood something?
Thanks and regards