CachedStaticFilesStorage should handle errors with broken CSS
|Reported by:||yxven||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
When I try to collectstatic this library, it constantly crashes at broken css links to images that don't exist. These are not broken links I want to fix. These are links that are only required by broken experimental plugins to experimental classes that I am not using. This adds to my workload because I now have to go through the library deleting anything I don't need.
What happens in the future when I decide to use one of these classes? If I'm lucky I can figure out exactly what I need and replace it, but in reality, I'm going to have to recopy the library and hack out everything I don't need. Alternatively, I can use code repository tricks to try to replace only the code I needed.
What if I can't just delete the css file? What if I'm using parts of it elsewhere? I'd probably manually edit out the offending line. What if I need the widget that line referred to in the future? It's now going to fail silently. Unless it's completely obvious, I'm not going to notice because I've never used that widget before.
What CachedStaticFilesStorage should do is blindly copy the files while mangling the names with the md5 hash. If there's a broken css link, it's not CachedStaticFileStorage's problem. Alternately, it should warn the user with a dialogue to proceed anyway instead of crashing.
Change History (13)
comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by
|Summary:||CachedStaticFilesStorage should not parse CSS → CachedStaticFilesStorage should handle errors with broken CSS|