Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
Jon Davis has created CacheFile, a place to store versions of common libraries such as Dojo, jQuery, Ext, Prototype and more. Dojo has a nice CDN already thanks to AOL, and YUI thanks to Yahoo! The other libraries don’t have the same, so this could be the solution:
CacheFile.net is an HTTP web server that contains common Internet resources that are frequently reused on other web sites. It exists to alleviate the need for a common root URL for web resources that are otherwise not directly linkable at their primary URLs.
You can take a peek at the listing of scripts and you can even grab a versioned file while setting the expires tag that you want:
- They could turn it off at any time (and mention this on the home page)
- Trust. We need some kind of trust relationship. I am sure Jon is a good guy, but if he wasn’t he could switch out the libraries. Or, not in a malicious way, the files could be incorrect
- CDN. AOL and Yahoo! use CDN’s to serve their files
I applaud Jon for doing this though!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 am