Generic Bundling

Jorge Chamorro jorge at jorgechamorro.com
Fri Oct 11 06:44:45 PDT 2013


On 11/10/2013, at 15:15, Russell Leggett wrote:

> Just wanted to point out a couple of previous attempts at something similar to generic bundling and the reactions it got, because so far it hasn't panned out.
> 
> Way back in 2008, it was my one and only real contribution to the whatwg list before getting a little frustrated and moving on: http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2008-July/015411.html

Brilliant, Yes! That's it!

"if all js,css,and even images and other files could be zipped up
or tarred, that would only require a single HTTP request. This could
basically just add the files to the browser cache or other local storage
mechanism so that requests for the resources would not need to make an extra
trip"

2008? That's 5 looong years ago.

> Then a year later, Alex Limi independently came up with a very similar proposal: http://limi.net/articles/resource-packages/
> and actually got a version of it working in some branch of firefox: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=529208
> And here's a couple of discussions on that proposal: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/MXeSYsawUgU
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-August/027582.html
> 
> As you can see the resource packages attempt got dropped. Perhaps this proposal will go through because it is tied to the module loader?

It's sad. What happened? Why was it ditched? Was it, perhaps, too ahead of its time?

Let's try again :-)

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