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Wednesday July 20, 2005
12:28 AM

Day 34: IE Works, Taxonomy, Clouds

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JavaScript Archive Network

  • Brian Cassidy worked over the site's style to make it IE friendly. By far the coolest thing of the day.
  • Adam Kennedy is working on an alternative JSAN Client.
  • David Wheeler added support for tags in META.yml, in Module- Build-JSAN. This is very cool, it means you can supply a list of tags in Build.PL. Who needs categories anymore?
  • David also tweaked the JSAN Library to always refer to JSAN.globalScope to find the global scope. JSAN 0.08 was released with this change (I forgot to update the Changes file!). I also added tags to this library.
  • I added support for stripping inline POD from JavaScript libraries in Moudle-Build-JSAN. This will keep JSAN.js lean.
  • I added tag support to the incoming processor.
  • I added a tag cloud to the home page
  • The incoming processor now builds pages for tags too.

Categories are known to be a broken system. Taxonomy is much better. Therefore, authors can control the categories (tags) on JSAN by including them in the META.yml. Here is what the JSAN Library's META.yml file looks like now.

name: JSAN
version: 0.08
   - Casey West <>
abstract: JavaScript Archive Network
license: artistic
   Test.Simple: 0.11
     file: lib/JSAN.js
     version: 0.08
generated_by: Module::Build version 0.2701
   - jsan
   - use
   - import
   - libraries

Of course this was generated using Module-Build-JSAN (which is in the JSAN SVN). Here's the Build.PL.

use Module::Build::JSAN;

my $build = Module::Build::JSAN->new(
     module_name    => 'JSAN',
     license        => 'artistic',
     dist_author    => 'Casey West <>',
     abstract       => 'JavaScript Archive Network',
     create_readme  => 1,
     build_requires => {
         'Test.Simple' => '0.11',
     tags           => [qw[jsan use import libraries]],


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