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Old January 19th, 2015, 02:54 PM
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Default External JS updates not recognized by FP template in 9.3

Prior to 9.3 I have been able to link to an external JS file for all my code with template rules used to call to these more detailed functions. If I made changes to the external file, I could simply update the JS file without having to re-collect the FP template -- a nice time saver for quick changes.

Since updating to 9.3, I am no longer able to make changes to this file and have the FP template recognize the changes on the next composition. Instead, I now have to collect the job again (despite nothing changing in the template itself) in order for the revised code to be applied.

Is PTI aware of this change? If so, is it intentional? I'm guessing that the Assets file may be to blame, but I don't have a way of reading it's contents. I am considering reverting backwards to re-gain this preferred functionality.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: External JS updates not recognized by FP template in 9.3

Note that this is not a problem when composing locally. Local composition correctly "sees" changes to external JS. It is only when overwriting the external JS file on the FPS server that server-side composition is not recognizing the external changes.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: External JS updates not recognized by FP template in 9.3

How exactly are you using an "external JS file?" Are you calling the Load() function? Also, is the JS file marked as a resource and collected up with the job, or is it on a fixed path? Can you collect up an example that demonstrates this, or provide any other specific information as to how to reproduce the problem?
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Old January 20th, 2015, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: External JS updates not recognized by FP template in 9.3

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Are you calling the Load() function?
Yes.
Code:
// Load external JS: local for preview; relative to template for web backend
var exjs = (FusionPro.Composition.isPreview) ? "/Users/cg138300/Desktop/_SSS/_js/sss.js" : FusionPro.ResolveFile("../_js/sss.js");
Load(exjs);
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is the JS file marked as a resource and collected up with the job, or is it on a fixed path?
Fixed path, not a resource.
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Can you collect up an example that demonstrates this, or provide any other specific information as to how to reproduce the problem?
I'll see if I can find/make time to create a generic example.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: External JS updates not recognized by FP template in 9.3

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I'll see if I can find/make time to create a generic example.
Okay, thanks. A couple more questions:
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Note that this is not a problem when composing locally. Local composition correctly "sees" changes to external JS. It is only when overwriting the external JS file on the FPS server that server-side composition is not recognizing the external changes.
What specific version of FusionPro is on the server? Your signature only notes the client Mac version.

Also, you say that, "I now have to collect the job again." So, you re-collect the job, and then what? Do you overwrite the entire job on the server, then re-compose?

Finally, when you say this:
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Code:
// Load external JS: local for preview; relative to template for web backend
var exjs = (FusionPro.Composition.isPreview) ?
    "/Users/cg138300/Desktop/_SSS/_js/sss.js" :
    FusionPro.ResolveFile("../_js/sss.js");
Load(exjs);
Fixed path, not a resource.
I guess I wouldn't classify a relative path like "../_js/sss.js" as a "fixed" path. I'm wondering if FusionPro isn't picking up the file you expect. What happens if you add this line to your rule?
Code:
Print("Found JS file: " + FusionPro.ResolveFile("../_js/sss.js"));
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Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

Please include the specific versions of FusionPro, Acrobat, and your operating system in any problem reports or help requests. I recommend putting this information in your forum signature. Please also check your composition log (.msg) file for relevant error or warning messages.

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Check out the JavaScript Guide and JavaScript Reference! FusionPro 8.0 and newer use JavaScript 1.7. Older versions use JavaScript 1.5.

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