[Phpmyadmin-devel] Concatenating js files

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Wed Dec 19 00:38:14 CET 2012

On 12/18/2012 03:14 PM, Rouslan Placella wrote:
> On 12/18/2012 03:07 PM, Michal Čihař wrote:
>> Hi
>> Dne Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:34:00 +0000
>> Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com> napsal(a):
>>> I've written a patch[0] that will concatenate js files on the server
>>> side before sending them to the client. This will reduce the number of
>>> http requests for js files to one per page. So, effectively, there will
>>> be one request for js files when a user first loads a pma page and
>>> subsequently there will 0 or 1 request (depending if we already have the
>>> needed js file already loaded client side) for any additional page the
>>> user navigates to. The patch would also close feature request[1] #3583340.
>>> The performance benefits should be pretty obvious. You can see a
>>> screenshot[2] of the firebug network panel that I took before and after
>>> the patch. In the screenshot, I started on the main page and went to 4
>>> different server status pages afterwards. This was on a local
>>> installation, remote installations should benefit even more...
>>> The reason that I'm bringing this issue up on the mailing list is that
>>> there is also a drawback. Debugging js files will become somewhat more
>>> complex, since we would have to figure out which file a problem might be in.
>>> So the question is: are we willing to pay the price for this performance
>>> boost?
>> I think it would be good improvement. Have you checked if it works
>> correctly with minified versions we ship?
> Nope, not yet.

Tested the release version on windows, no problems that I can see.


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