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From Graham TerMarsch <modp...@howlingfrog.com>
Subject Re: RFC: Apache2::Filter::Minifier::JavaScript
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:47:59 GMT
On Thursday 20 September 2007 12:10 am, Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:
> Graham TerMarsch wrote:
> > I've been working on some projects needing JS minification recently and
> > wanted to ping others and find out if anyone else would find it useful to
> > have a mod_perl2 filter that auto-minified your JS (using
> > JavaScript::Minifier)...
> >
> > Am thinking along the lines of something that you'd set up in your Apache
> > config like:
> >
> > 	<FilesMatch "\.js$">
> > 		PerlOutputFilterHandler Apache2::Filter::Minifier::JavaScript
> > 		PerlSetVar MINIFIER_CACHE_ROOT /path/to/your/cache/dir
> > 	</FilesMatch>
> >
> > Results would be cached to disk, so that we didn't have to re-minify the
> > JS files on each and every request.  Obviously, if the original file
> > changes, the cached copy would be considered invalid.
>
> Sounds like an interesting module, and I certainly would use it to serve
> my JavaScript. One note however, why implement your own caching mechanisms
> when you could very simply just make use of the existing mod_cache
> framework ?

Oh right... mod_cache... forgot about that...

Anyone care to pipe in with a quick snippet of config that I could include in 
the docs? (its late/early and I'm not thinking clearly enough yet myself)

-- 
Graham TerMarsch

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