Why Optional and @PathVariable combination is not supported by Spring/java?

I would like to make an api the could accept two Path variables and one of them could be optional. In this article they said that we can achieve this by using Optional but this not working

here is my Controller

    public ResponseEntity<List<User>> getAllUsersByDate(
        @PathVariable LocalDate dateDu,
        @PathVariable(required = false) Optional<LocalDate> dateAu,
        @org.springdoc.api.annotations.ParameterObject Pageable pageable
    ) {
            dateAu = Optional.of(LocalDate.now()); 
        Page<User> page = userRepository.getUsersByDate(dateDu, dateAu.get(), pageable);
        HttpHeaders headers = PaginationUtil.generatePaginationHttpHeaders(ServletUriComponentsBuilder.fromCurrentRequest(), page);
        return ResponseEntity.ok().headers(headers).body(page.getContent());

in this image of swagger the two parameters are required even if the second one has Optional

Since I generated my spring boot app with JHipster, on postman when I don’t give a the value of the Optional parameter. I got this error

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html class="no-js" lang="fr" dir="ltr">

    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
    <meta name="description" content="Description for " />
    <meta name="google" content="notranslate" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no" />
    <meta name="theme-color" content="#000000" />
    <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" />
    <link rel="manifest" href="manifest.webapp" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="content/css/loading.css" />
    <!-- jhipster-needle-add-resources-to-root - JHipster will add new resources here -->
    <base href="/">

    <!--[if lt IE 9]>
      <p class="browserupgrade">
        You are using an <strong>outdated</strong> browser. Please <a href="http://browsehappy.com/">upgrade your browser</a> to improve
        your experience.
    <div id="root">
        <div class="app-loading">
            <div class="lds-pacman">
        <div class="app-loading">
            <div id="jhipster-error" style="display: none">
                <!-- This content is for troubleshooting purpose and will be removed when app renders -->
                <h1>An error has occurred :-(</h1>
                <h2>Usual error causes</h2>
                        You started the application from an IDE and you didn't run
                        <code style="color: red">npm start</code> or
                        <code style="color: red">npm run webapp:build</code>.
                        You had a network error while running <code style="color: red">npm install</code>. If you are
                        behind a corporate proxy, it is
                        likely that this error was caused by your proxy. Have a look at the JHipster error logs, you
                        will probably have the cause of
                        the error.
                        You installed a Node.js version that doesn't work with JHipster: please use an LTS (long-term
                        support) version, as it's the
                        only version we support.
                <h2>Building the client side code again</h2>
                <p>If you want to go fast, run <code style="color: red">./mvnw</code> to build and run everything.</p>
                <p>If you want to have more control, so you can debug your issue more easily, you should follow the
                    following steps:</p>
                    <li>Install npm dependencies with the command <code style="color: red">npm install</code></li>
                        Build the client with the command <code style="color: red">npm run webapp:build</code> or
                        <code style="color: red">npm start</code>
                    <li>Start the server with <code style="color: red">./mvnw</code> or using your IDE</li>

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                <h3>If you have a question on how to use JHipster</h3>
                    Go to Stack Overflow with the
                    <a href="http://stackoverflow.com/tags/jhipster" target="_blank"
                        rel="noopener noreferrer">"jhipster"</a> tag.

                <h3>If you have a bug or a feature request</h3>
                    First read our
                    <a href="https://github.com/jhipster/generator-jhipster/blob/main/CONTRIBUTING.md" target="_blank"
                        rel="noopener noreferrer">contributing guidelines</a>.
                    Then, fill a ticket on our
                    <a href="https://github.com/jhipster/generator-jhipster/issues/new/choose" target="_blank"
                        rel="noopener noreferrer">bug tracker</a>, we'll be happy to resolve your issue!

                <h3>If you want to chat with contributors and other users</h3>
                    Join our chat room on
                    <a href="https://gitter.im/jhipster/generator-jhipster" target="_blank"
                        rel="noopener noreferrer">Gitter.im</a>. Please note
                    that this is a public chat room, and that we expect you to respect other people and write in a
                    correct English language!
                <!-- end of troubleshooting content -->
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      window.onload = function () {
        setTimeout(showError, 4000);
      function showError() {
        var errorElm = document.getElementById('jhipster-error');
        if (errorElm && errorElm.style) {
          errorElm.style.display = 'block';
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I would appreciate if any one could help me to understand why is this happening and/or how can I solve this. Thank you in advance

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