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Re: ReSpec using external references service is now live

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 18:05:25 +0100
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, Tobie Langel <tobie@w3.org>
Cc: "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF9CF479EBC346E69EB5BA99B3A62FD1@marcosc.com>

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Robin Berjon wrote:

> Dear all,
> it's something that we tinkered with several times, but that has finally  
> been done and enabled (by Tobie — thanks!). Instead of shipping with its  
> references database, ReSpec now consults an external service.
> This has several implications:
> • The code size that goes over the wire has dropped from 150k to 88k.  
> That's a 42% drop. On a decent network, the FOUC is almost gone.
> • If you were doing some monkey-patching of the references system in  
> spite of multiple warnings that it will break, then the odds are good  
> that you have breakage. Last I checked most people had stopped doing  
> that so I hope things are okay.
> • You can still have references private to your draft using localBiblio.
> • When you want to make a change to the references, the place to do so  
> is now: https://github.com/tobie/specref. This still requires editing  
> the JSON file (for now). But the big advantage is that there is now no  
> need to wait for a ReSpec build before your change will show up. As soon  
> as a pull request is accepted, assuming you didn't break the JSON (the  
> file is tested first), then the new entries are automatically deployed  
> to http://specref.jit.su/.
> • This includes all the goodies that Tobie and Marcos have been adding  
> (structured references, aliases, support for previous dated versions, etc.).
> Let me know if something breaks!

Working beautifully! Awesome work Tobie on the new referencing service! :D  

Marcos Caceres
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:05:59 UTC

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