1. tcm1003
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  3. Tuesday, 09 July 2019
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with current topics as data privacy protection and GDPR I want to ask if it's possible to implement an option to disable external resources - or better to switch to a local alternative (like download and replace include path with local path instead of web address). I know about caching and the disadvantage of local hosting and I am not interested in general to disable this, but I would like to have an option for certain projects. This is not a little thing to implement on the fly, but perhaps it's something for your coming joomla 4.0 updates of all templates. Or just something for future releases, perhaps perhaps.
I don't know if I know the details of GDPR right, but I might remember something like website guests shall be informed about cookies, external connections, etc. before entering the real site (which is unreal and I don't know any site which implements this right). But if I want to create a website with a little bit more focus on data privacy then it would be a nice feature to disable external javascript resources etc. I think to create a module to ask the visitior on his first visit, whether this is allowed or not would be overkill right? Just thinking. ;)

It's just an idea and I want to throw it in here, perhaps it's something interesting for the joomla51 team, perhaps it leads to other great ideas, I don't know so... better write this instead of silence. I like your templates anyways and will always recommend them, so... thanks for your effort. :)
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Thank you for your detailed feature request. Indeed this is something that there is a strong need for. We will start implementing this feature on new template releases and include this update on pass templates when migrating to Joomla 4.

As you have pointed out, loading 3rd party dependencies locally does come with a performance hit but I agree that considering GDPR there is a strong need to include the option with each template.

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