any-of composing plugin runs all plugins configured in its
uses: configuration field simultaneously (using
Promise.any()), and returns the firs successful response it receives.
In other words, it makes it possible to simultaneously try several different transport plugins, and return the response as soon as the first one succeeds.
any-of plugin supports the following configuration options:
fetch()requests, returning the first successful response received.
It is important to understand that using this plugin in conjunction with resource-intensive transport plugins might lead to a degraded performance in visitors’ browsers, as all plugins configured for use by
any-of will be processing the requests at the same time.
On the other hand, some transport plugins are slower than others while being more resilient to network issues. So using
any-of and mixing slow-but-resilient transport plugins with fast-but-less-resilient ones might actually improve user experience: content is retrieved by the faster plugin when possible, otherwise it is retrieved by a slower plugin without waiting for the faster plugin to time out and only then starting the request using the slower one.
In the end, as is often the case, this is a balancing act.