My problem is fairly simple, and I am more than 100% sure more people
issues with it.
First of all, let’s be clear, I am not quite “new” to rails, I have been
working steadily with it for over a year (And I love it), and I do a lot
more advanced stuff, so I am not unfamiliar with the asset pipeline at
But one of the things that I always get back to is the assets pipeline,
using it for more “permanent” assets like logos.
The Asset Pipeline is amazing and I’m all for opinionated solutions, but
I’m all for solutions, and the decision to not use querystrings, albeit
respectable in the sense it leverages proxies, creates a problem where
mails sent today may appear without a logo in the near future.
I am not saying this should change (unless all or at least most caching
proxies started picking up query strings, if that’s the case maybe
is a good idea). I’m just looking for a solution to serve (At least some
of) the assets that were deleted by using the newest version, even with
different digests. I had to upload files to the public folder more than
few times, and I feel like it’s an awful way to fix it.
Now, having estabilished I do understand the Rails way and I am only
to devise a way to keep serving files, what is the general opinion about
it, and are there already ways to achieve it?
Thanks, and nice to “meet” you all.