[wp-hackers] Overriding Default jQuery Script Generation?

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Fri Feb 6 06:22:32 GMT 2009

Ya know when a plugin author chooses to code in a library other than one included with WP then it takes away choice from the end user who wants to not have to load two JS libraries when they could use one. For my clients I recommend against any plugins that use mootools or scriptaculous/prototype simple to minimize the number of JS libs that have to be downloaded since jQuery will already be downloaded. 

OTOH if the plugin developer wants to and provides the end user with the ability to use the JS lib of their choice (and I know at least one who does) then that is the bigger freedom of choice.  So the irony is that giving the developer choice takes choice away from the end-user.

-Mike Schinkel

----- Original Message -----
From: "baker" <god.dreams at gmail.com>
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Sent: Thursday, February 5, 2009 10:46:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Overriding Default jQuery Script Generation?

I gotta say, if WP decided that jQuery was their "js library of choice" it'd
force a few people that prefer using other libraries away - I use mootools
extensively (as do a few other bloggers I know). This is better off a
"user's choice" than an "executive decision."

That being said, they're all ready using jQuery for the admin interface, but
as far as plugins go, each version can make or break a plugin, so generally
authors include "the latest version that worked with my code."


> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 01:50:45 +0200
> From: scribu <scribu at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Overriding Default jQuery Script Generation?
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
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> >
> > Wow. If something as big as Wordpress started using it, that would create
> a
> >> snowball effect. How many WP blogs are there out in the world? That
> would
> >> greatly increase the effectiveness of using it to begin with.
> >>
> >
> If this feature got implemented in WP 2.7.1 (can't happen, I know), I bet
> some Google servers would go down when people start to upgrade. Imagine
> that. :-)
> Still, a good ideea.
> --
> http://scribu.net

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