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From "George Sexton" <geor...@mhsoftware.com>
Subject OT: Versioning in Javascript Files
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:47:53 GMT
I'm looking for ideas on how other people are doing versioning in Javascript
files. I'm hitting issues if I change my files in an incompatible way, or I
upgrade files.

For example, if I upgrade from DOJO 1.5 to DOJO 1.6, the user's browsers are
not always refreshing the DOJO files, and things don't work.

Similarly, if I update a javascript function to take additional arguments,
then the browser using the old version throws an error.

I've spent a lot of time in the past few days telling users to click on the
refresh button of their browser and I'm pretty sick of it.

I've thought of versioning my whole "scripts" directory. IOW, if my app
version is 3.4.9, make the scripts directory scripts-3.4.9 to force the
browser to get files from the new location. This is kind of a pain for
version control reasons but otherwise it's OK.

I'm really looking for ideas on how other web developers are handling this
problem.

--
George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
303 438-9585
www.mhsoftware.com




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