On Sun, 2007-10-21 at 23:34 -0500, Boysenberry Payne wrote:
> I find this very useful...
That is probably a very inefficient way of doing it. I would guess that
nearly all of the JS that you use on your site is common ie 90% of what
you use on the site would be needed on each page that uses JS.
It would make much more sense to put all of that JS into a single file,
minified, and with a long expiry date. And then include the few lines of
custom JS in a separate request, or even inline in the page itself.
> On Oct 21, 2007, at 11:26 PM, Andrew Wyllie wrote:
> > Maybe I wasn't really very clear. I don't think 'minifing' your JS/
> > CSS
> > every time it's requested is very useful. You should either
> > preprocess it
> > and then install it on the webserver (in which case you would not
> > need a
> > mod_perl module) OR you could use a mod_perl module that minifies
> > the JS/CSS code
> > if it changes, caching the result to use for subsequent requests.
> > It seems like
> > a bit waste of cycles to minify every time the file is requested,
> > and worrying
> > about the speed of minification seems unnecessary.
> > Andrew
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "John ORourke"
> > To: "modperl List"
> > Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 12:54:12 PM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
> > Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: XS-based minifiers for JS/CSS
> > If you'll pardon the devil's advocate bit...
> > Caching isn't really the issue - you can use mod_cache, or make
> > your own
> > using CSS::Minifier. I think Bjorn was questioning the
> > Apache2::Filter::Minifier:: approach.
> > Here's a different take on Apache2::Filter::Minifier. I run a
> > small web
> > dev shop, I code perl and manage the servers, and I have a small
> > team of
> > web developers who make works of art using JS and CSS. I have a few
> > hundred man-hours* per month for development. We're talking about
> > simply deploying a module to speed up some sites, without it using up
> > many man-hours. Thanks, Community!** This helps me proudly tell my
> > customers about mod_perl, and in will help my business get to the
> > point
> > where we can contribute code and ideas back to the community.
> > * woman-hours too, of course, but it's still all blokes here
> > ** Community as in Graham, Geoffrey and co
> > John
> > --
> > Andrew Wyllie
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