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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#8487 closed bug (wontfix)

Cache option for .getScript

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: 1.next
Component: ajax Version: 1.5.1
Keywords: Cc: jaubourg
Blocked by: Blocking:


From now on, the .getScript function should allow the use of caching, since when using the .getScript uses a simple .get() of a script without caching, so I demand that there should be an option for .getScript to allow caching when being used.

getScript: function( url, callback ) {
	return jQuery.get( url, undefined, callback, "script" );

Should be changed to:

getScript: function( url, cache, callback ) {
		type: "GET",
		url: url,
		success: callback,
		dataType: "script",
		cache: cache

Or anything that the jQuery team should take action onto changing .getScript to be more flexible with options.

Let us see this change to be added into 1.5.2 or the next update!

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by jaubourg

Cc: jaubourg added
Component: unfiledajax
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Just use ajax directly, not a helper, if you have this kind of specific needs. It's quite simple with the new signature and deferreds:

var getCachedScript = {
    type: "GET",
    dataType: "script",
    cache: true

jQuery.ajax( url, getCachedScript ).success( callback );

Alternativaly, you can use a prefilter if you wanna ensure all script requests are cached:

jQuery.ajaxPrefilter( "script", function( options ) {
    options.cache = true;
} );

You could also code your own helper:

jQuery.getCachedScript = function( url, callback ) {
        type: "GET",
        url: url,
        success: callback,
        dataType: "script",
        cache: true

As you can see, you have lots of options and alternatives. Changing the helpers signature is to avoid as much as possible, especially when simple alternatives exist. Let's try to avoid the bloat as much as possible.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jaubourg

#8633 is a duplicate of this ticket.

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