On Wed, 21 May 2014 09:48:21 +0200, Daniel Friesen
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.
It's not my most important point, but just a few notes since
* Just a few strict fact corrections:
o The .htc doesn't get cache busted.
o addStyle, etc... are cache busted by $wgStyleVersion not RL.
o CSS contents in RL get cache busters, but the load.php calls
themselves for skin resources don't.
* The "cache" problem isn't just an issue of things unnecessarily
being purged. Remember WMF's 30 day cache issues. Unless the wmfX
number is already something that would be changed with two copies
being simultaneously deployed the vector -> Vector path change
triggers the issue of old cached pages pointing to
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [