esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin
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esbuild SSR CSS Modules Plugin

This esbuild Plugin bundles CSS module files for Server-Side Rendering (SSR) use cases.

Using import directives such as the following in your React components:

import styles from './Panel.module.css';

Results in exceptions when trying to render your React components on the server-side, since these will be executed in Node.js and Node.js cannot load the .css files. (Note: if you absolutely require this, such as for local testing, have a look at node-css-require.)

This plugin will:

  • Replace all CSS files imported into React source files with JavaScript files. This allows looking up the generated style names during server-side rendering.
  • Provide the generated CSS source.
  • (Optional) Inject JavaScript snippets into JavaScript source files that will dynamically load a style tag with the generated CSS. This can be useful for local testing but is not recommended for production deployments.

Usage

(1) Install this plugin as a dependency for your project:

npm i esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin
# -- or
yarn add esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin

(2) Add this plugin to the list of plugins supplied to esbuild:

import cssPlugin from 'esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin';

const res = await build({
  plugins: [cssPlugin()],
});

Options

onCSSGenerated

The plugin accepts the parameter onCSSGenerated. This parameter accepts a callback function that receives one argument css that contains snippets of CSS generated.

import cssPlugin from 'esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin';

const generatedCss: string[] = [];
const res = await build({
  plugins: [
    cssPlugin({
      onCSSGenerated: (css) => {
        generatedCss.push(css);
      },
    }),
  ],
});
console.log(generatedCss.join('\n'));

This can be useful for creating a CSS bundle that can be shipped with the other files packaged for the server. When generating a client-side bundle using esbuild-css-modules-client-plugin, the option excludeCSSInject can then be set to true for a better page load experience (no flicker of the page once CSS is injected).

jsCSSInject

The plugin supports the option jsCSSInject. This defaults to false. When set to true, <script> tags are injected to be run during script load.

import cssPlugin from 'esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin';

const res = await build({
  plugins: [
    cssPlugin({
      jsCSSInject: true,
    }),
  ],
});

How does it work?

When no JS is injected

This plugin will transform .css files into JavaScript source files that contain:

  • A default export with a map of original class names to transformed class names

Thus, when server-side rendering is performed, class names can be resolved to the transformed counter-parts and the HTML rendered with the correct class names.

When JS is injected

This plugin will transform .css files into JavaScript source files that contain:

  • A small snippet of JavaScript that will inject a <script> tag when the script is loaded that contains the CSS (with transformed class names as per CSS module specification)
  • A default export with a map of original class names to transformed class names

Thus, when the client-side bundle is loaded, all required CSS will be injected into the page and we can use the styles object to resolve original class names to the transformed ones.

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npm i esbuild-ssr-css-modules-plugin

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