On Wed, 21 May 2014 09:48:21 +0200, Daniel Friesen <daniel(a)nadir-seen-fire.com>
And for the bit on re-caching that is simple.
Assets for core skins like Vector and old skins that are implemented
using the autoloader are currently at:
If you change the directory structure so we load
$IP/skins/Vector/Vector.php (instead of $IP/skin/vector/vector.php) then
the path to assets becomes:
Even though not a single one of the assets have changed the URL has, so,
ResourceLoader moves most CSS, JS, and some images to load.php but there
are still resources that are referred to with an actual URL, like
Vector's .htc file, all css images in IE without data: URI support, css
images that aren't marked with @embed (because they're too big, use
multi-backgrounds, etc...), anything in an <img> using
$skin->getSkinStylePath(...), and any stylesheet still loaded with
addStyle (IE stylesheets, etc...).
I'm sorry, but this is very silly reasoning. Cache is not forever anyway, and
ResourceLoader includes cache-busting timestamps in URL queries for each resource that
goes through it (including the ones that are not embedded in CSS, and the fallbacks for
data: URIs). Changing the URL is not a problem at all as long as we're not doing it
every other day.