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Item4608: Compress JS files for fast loading

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JS files are normally quite nicely formatted. however this can make them slow to load. Indeed, TinyMCE depends on js being stripped for load.

The idea is to ship two versions of the JS in the release package. The first, named XYZ_src.js, is the nicely formatted source version you use during development.

The second, XYZ.js is automatically generated by the perl build.pl build target (automatically run during release builds).

The stripping can be done using the CPAN:JavaScript::Squish module

This is a requirement for packaging TinyMCE after patching. it is also potentially very useful for anyone else who uses JS.

-- TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie - 11 Sep 2007

At some time I have written something about naming convention for compressed files: TWiki:Codev/JavaScriptCodingStandards#Packaging_and_delivery

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 11 Sep 2007

The naming convention comes from TinyMCE - i guess we can support more than one, though.

It also compresses .css using the same naming scheme (_srcs.css -> .css)


Summary Compress JS files for fast loading
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie

SVN Range TWiki-4.2.0, Sat, 08 Sep 2007, build 14780
AppliesTo Extension
Component BuildContrib
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:14823 TWikirev:14824 TWikirev:14825 TWikirev:14827 TWikirev:14828 TWikirev:14829 TWikirev:14834
TargetRelease minor

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Topic revision: r13 - 2008-01-31 - CrawfordCurrie
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