[Zope-CMF] skin folders and performance

Gerry Kirk gerry at faithonline.com
Fri Dec 5 11:01:21 EST 2003

I just discovered, after a few painful weeks, that nesting skin folders 
in CMF/Plone is a *bad* thing.

We have nested folders, in order to keep our files separate from 
customized skin files. In all, there were 3 levels of folders, with 
about 15 folders in all.

After eliminating all levels, and using ugly long folder names, page 
loads in debug mode went from 15s to 4s, the same as a stock plone site 
on our server. Yay!

This should get documented somewhere, so someone else can avoid the 
pain. I'm not sure where that should be.


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