Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#15164 closed defect (fixed)

build + dojo/text! module does not take into account internSkipList

Reported by: Karl Tiedt Owned by: Rawld Gill
Priority: low Milestone: 1.8
Component: Documentation Version: 1.7.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


Current build system will not ignore templates in the internSkipList UNLESS they still use the deprecated templatePath: property

dojo/text! modules that match the internSkipList are not skipped as they should be.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Rawld Gill

Component: BuildSystemDocumentation
Priority: undecidedlow
Status: newassigned

Hi Karl! Good question, this isn't documented.

The key to keeping something out of a layer is the exclude vector: put a module-id in the exclude vector and that module and its dependency graph will be excluded from the layer. However, you want something slightly exclude a plugin resource. So the trick is to construct a module that includes the plugin resource(s) that you'd like to exclude and then exclude the newly constructed module.

For example, lets say I want to exclude the templates that are found in dijit/Tree, but otherwise want to make dijit/Tree a layer. In this case, I could construct a module definition that looks like this:

], {});

Let's say I save this new resource at dijit/treeTemplates so that it resolves to the module-id "dijit/treeTemplates" (of course you could save it anywhere under any name).

With this module in hand I can create a dijit/Tree layer that will exclude the aforementioned templates like this:


The produced dijit/Tree module will be a layer, without the templates.

internSkipList is not used in the 1.7+ builder. AFAIK, it was not well-known nor well-documented. Notice that this design is quite a bit more powerful than the internSkipList idea (which just applied to a single kind of known resource type) since the new design can handle any kind of plugin resource...including plugin semantics that we haven't thought of yet.

Leaving this ticket open as a doc error for now.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Karl Tiedt

Rawld, thanks for the quick reply, is there anyway of doing this w/o including all the templates in a new layer?

IE: we need all *.jsp files excluded (and would prefer to not have to track every JSP if/when they change)

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Karl Tiedt

Any update on this Rawld?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Rawld Gill

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In [28473]:

added logic to consider profile internStrings and internSkipList properties in text plugin; improved internSkipList functionality; fixes #15164; \!strict

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Rawld Gill

@ktiedt: The full 1.6- internStrings and internSkipList functionality should now be there. There is a slight change in the way items are expressed in internSkipList. Assuming a module contains a legacy cache API application like this:

dojo.cache("dijit", "templates/Dialog.html")

Then, in order to skip interning that string, then legacy internSkipList would look something like this

internSkipList:["dijit:templates/Dialog.html" /* other items, if any */]

As of the 1.7 builder, all references are given as module ids. Thus, the special colon notation is not used. Instead just give the "module" (actually, this is a pseudo module since it's an html file) like this:

internSkipList:["dijit/templates/Dialog.html" /* other items, if any */]

internSkipList defines a set of modules/pseduo-modules that should not be included in the cache provided with a module. Each item in the list may be one of

  • the actual [pseudo]module id to skip
  • a regular expression that's tested against a potential [pseudo]module-id; if the regex matches, then the item is skipped
  • a function that takes the potential module-id to be interned and the reference module and returns true if the module should be skipped, false otherwise.

For example:

internSkipList:[/\.html$/  /* other items, if any */]

Skips all pseudo modules that have the module id ending in ".html"

  function(mid, referenceModule){
    return !referenceModule.tag.amd
  /* other items, if any */

Skips everything unless the reference module is tagged as an "amd" module.

Note: a "pseudo-module" is a resource that is located in a package tree, but is not a .js file. Consider...

define(["dojo/text!./some/path/some/file.html"], function(//...

Here the text plugin resolves "./some/path/some/file.html" with respect to the defining module. Say that module is "somePackage/path/to/defining/module". Therefore, the location of the target html file is computed by the loader/builder by first finding the location to the hypothetical module


And then chopping off the /x.js.

This algorithm allows all the power of package mapping configurations, paths, etc. to be used with non-js modules just like regular modules.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by bill

Milestone: tbd1.8
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