Say I am wanting to include a third party HTML component in my site...
I know that I can simply include a
<script> tag to pull in the component on the client's side; however because I do not trust this component to load in a speedily manner, or to load at all, I am wanting to have it server side render for users so that I am not left with egg on my face when it inevitably fails to load due to some connection issue to the host.
This would be simple if the component was in a final state and would be static, however I know that there is a strong possibility for updates to be rolled out to this component in time, which would leave any static version on my server out of date etc. A problem that would easily be avoided if I'd just use the
<script> tag mentioned earlier.
My question is... How do I get around this?
Should I be polling the link in the
<script> tag I have been given once a day for example just to ensure I have the current version? Should I attempt some sort of subscription service to the link?