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#26615 closed enhancement (fixed)

Validate compiled and compressed JS using grunt

Reported by: jorbin Owned by: wonderboymusic
Milestone: 3.9 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Build/Test Tools Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


In the past we've occasionally run into issues with uglify or other minifyers. Grunt JS-Validate parses JS and thus alerts us to these occasional errors. This does add ~1 second to grunt build, but that's not so bad considering we are validating 276 javascript files.

Attachments (2)

validate.diff (1.4 KB) - added by jorbin 21 months ago.
26615-exclude-wp-content.patch (392 bytes) - added by TobiasBg 20 months ago.
Don't jsvalidate files in wp-content

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Change History (8)

@jorbin21 months ago

comment:1 @wonderboymusic20 months ago

  • Owner set to wonderboymusic
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 26977:

Add jsvalidate as a dependency to the build. To get the new module, run npm install in the root of the project.

Fixes #26615.
Props jorbin.

comment:2 @TobiasBg20 months ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

The src checks too many files here. BUILD_DIR + '/**/*.js' includes JS files of plugins (or other stuff in wp-content).
Not only does this cause extra work during a grunt build, but it can also raise errors where .js files are used for something else (e.g. not holding JS code, but JSON data).

Last edited 20 months ago by TobiasBg (previous) (diff)

comment:3 @TobiasBg20 months ago

Besides what I mentioned above, this also tries to validate JS files in npm modules of plugins in wp-content (e.g. if they also use grunt) -- which results in errors like

>> Line 2: Unexpected token :
Validating build/wp-content/plugins/<my_plugin_slug>/node_modules/grunt-contrib-csslint/node_modules/csslint/cli.js  

Thus, we should exclude wp-content here (for which I uploaded a patch). (Drawback: Core themes would aso be exlcuded.)
Other options could be to just jsvalidate .min.js files (which is what this ticket was intended for, I think), although that would also check .min.js files in plugins.
An even better solution might be to check just the files that were created by uglify. My tries with <%= uglify.core.dest %> failed however.

@TobiasBg20 months ago

Don't jsvalidate files in wp-content

comment:4 @TobiasBg20 months ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Just saw that this should go to the 3.9 Milestone, too. @SergeyBiryukov ? :-)

comment:5 @ocean9020 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.9

comment:6 @wonderboymusic19 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In 27054:

Ignore .js files in wp-content when running jsvalidate during grunt build. See [26977].

Props TobiasBg.
Fixes #26615.

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