disccomp, Richard, Alex; thanks for your replies.
The problem with minified compressed versions is that they will never
get cached on the client side.
I mean, they will, but you will still be sending them each one of the
different "combinations"--so instead of loading prototype.js once, the
user will be loading it -albeit compressed- once on every different
This is a problem, since, like I said, this is a web application that
is meant to be used several times throughout the day, and taking
advantage of browser-caching is quite important for us.
Those ideas are part of the advices that YSlow proposes--and they are
quite good, thanks =)
I will look into those solutions, but, I'm not fully convinced yet
that they are entirely adequate for this particular problem.
(Once again, thanks for your responses, guys.)
On Sep 16, 2:31 pm, "Alex McAuley" <webmas...@thecarmarketplace.com>
> I wouldnt know, i done this about 6 months ago and have never heard of
> Alex Mcauleyhttp://www.thevacancymarket.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jarkko Laine" <jarks...@gmail.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:24 PM
> > On 16.9.2009, at 20.20, Alex McAuley wrote:
> >> Well....
> >> The page downloads in linear (line by line) so it depends...
> >> If you reference your JS via src="/path/to.file.js" ... and have
> >> many of
> >> these files then you will be stunted by the paralell download
> >> stopping.
> >> However.... If you do some smart js thinking (like i did!!!!!!!!)
> >> you can
> >> make thigs very fast indeed...
> >> Basically what i done was..
> >> Created a file that minifies my js files on the fly and outputs one
> >> long
> >> minified whitespace stripped string back to the browser which
> >> includes all
> > Likehttp://getsprockets.com/?
> > //jarkko
> > --
> > Jarkko Laine
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