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What is assets-include?

Assets-include is a Node.js tool for including your assets in HTML views.

This project is closely tied to Assets-Packager which can minify, enhance, and bundle your assets based on a YAML definition file.

See example apps for real-world use cases.


What are the requirements?

Node.js 0.8.0+ (tested on CentOS, Ubuntu, and OS X 10.6+)

How to install assets-include?

npm install assets-include

How to use assets-include programmatically?

var includer = new AssetsIncluder('assets.yml');'stylesheets/mobile/application.css');

AssetsInclude constructor accepts a hash as a 2nd parameter, i.e.,

  • bundled - true for bundled, production mode, false for development mode
  • root - root path of all assets, defaults to ./public under config's path
  • cacheBoosters - true for cache boosters (timestamp in dev mode, md5 for bundled, production files)
  • assetHosts - prefixes all paths with given asset host(s)
  • loadingMode - async or defer for JavaScript assets' loading mode

AssetsInclude public methods will give you the following output:

  • group(locator) - a list of <script> or <link> tags for JavaScript or CSS assets respectively
  • inline(locator) - a JavaScript or CSS assets inlined rather than referenced by <script> or <link> tag respectively. In development mode works the same way as group(locator).
  • list(locator) - an array of of assets files (to easily embed it into JavaScript or data-attribute)

How to use assets-include CLI?

assetsinc accepts the following command line arguments.

assetsinc <options> <group path, name, and type>

-h, --help                        output usage information
-v, --version                     output the version number
-a, --asset-hosts [asset-hosts]   prefix all paths with given asset host(s)
-b, --bundled                     output a bundled (production) version
-s, --cache-boosters              use cache boosters
-c, --config [config-file]        path to assets config file
-i, --inline                      output inline tags
-m, --loading-mode [async|defer]  use the given loading mode for JavaScript assets
-l, --list                        list mode (prints filenames instead of HTML tags)
-r, --root [root-path]            root path of all assets (defaults to ./public under config's path)

What are the assets-include dev commands?

First clone the source, then run:

  • npm run check to check JS sources with JSHint
  • npm test for the test suite


Assets-include is released under the MIT License.




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