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Configuring jawr to use YUI compressor instead of JSMinifier for minifying js files

Jawr  is the framework that is developed to make the versioning, compression, minifying css, js files  more stream lined. It can also be integrated with smartsprites and people can write their custom handlers for their application needs. I am not here to explain about various features supported by jawr. Please go to the link mentioned above for more details. JSMin is the default post processor used by jawr, it is too old, does not understand some semantics and bothers you throwing errors during minifying process, or the minified version has some bugs which are not present if you set debug mode to true. So the other option is YUI Compressor,  Jawr identifies which post processor to use based on  jawr.js.bundle.factory.bundlepostprocessors property in it is defaulted to JSMin if none is specified. We can set the property to YUI to notify jawr to use YUI compressor instead. Download YUI Compressor from  please use latest versio

CORS issues with IE9 and workarounds

CORS(Cross-Origin-Resource-Sharing) is one of the features in HTML5 feature stack that enables a page to make AJAX requests to other domains. This feature is introduced to circumvent the Same-Origin-Policy . I am not discussing about CORS in detail here as there are lots of online resources available. I am working on a product where html files are served from one domain and back-end requests should be made to another domain (of course sub-domain) for security reasons and API clarity. Luckily we need to support browsers with HTML5 capabilities like Chrome > 14, Safari  > 5.0.5 , Firefox > 9, IE >8. I thought that IE9 is HTML5 complaint and promised to have support for it. I could have investigated a little bit  Application was implemented and we are running for release. Suddenly while going through entire flow we realized that IE9 is not making any CORS requests. From then on our hunt started. Searching blogs, articles, stackoverflow for solutions. I am here to expl