From:  dave.methvin@gmail.com
Date:  03 Oct 2013 09:21:21 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.js-sourcemap
Subject:  

Re: Allow utilizing fragments of the minified file name for map file names

NNTP-Posting-Host:  71.166.48.158

It looks like Nick Fitzgerald proposed the //#implicitSourceMap directive to eliminate the need for the min file to contain the explicit name of the map file. However, there is the reverse path as well; the map file currently contains the explicit name of both the minified and unminified script files.

The jQuery discussion about removing the sourcemap comment in the next release is here: http://bugs.jquery.com/ticket/14415 . We could continue to generate a map so it would be usable if the the user could manually turn on the map from dev tools and/or edited the min file. The //#implicitSourceMap directive only (partially) addresses the first bullet in the ticket.