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#21 User is offline   Da:Sourcerer 

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Just came across this ... Could we have b64'ed hashes in Yii 2 for the assets instead of hexstrings? They tend to be much more compact.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:53 PM

For CSS caching, we have been using this, successfully:

<?php echo CHtml::cssFile( '/css/main.css?' . filemtime( 'css/main.css' ) ); ?>

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

View Postsamdark, on 30 August 2011 - 02:21 PM, said:

Another ideas from the same Rails pipeline implementation:

1. Allow combining/compressing assets into a single file out of the box in realtime + caching it.
2. Allow pre-processing assets in formats like SCSS into another common format like CSS.

About #1 I think http://www.yiiframew...dedclientscript is pretty close.


Recently I was thinking hard about how to do what the HTML5 Boilerplate Build Script does in a Yii app.
http://html5boilerpl...s/Build-script/

This stuff is really important, especially for mobile.

In Yii 1.1 it is not easy. I don't know what the right design is but I have some thoughts.

Content is much better than file name and mtime for versioning.

There's a design trade off to be made when combining css/js files. We want to maximize the use of caches and minimize the number of requests. If your Yii app's pages all have different combinations of assets but many of the assets are used on multiple pages then combining all assets on a page-by-page basis is a very poor use of caches and bandwidth. So I think the strategy for combining needs to be under the control of the programmer. Perhaps Yii 1.1's CClientScript::$packages is a suitable basis for combinations.

Which reminds me, is Yii2 retaining the separation of CClientScript and CAssetManager? I often feel life would be easier if these were integrated.
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