Express middleware that compiles less files to css on the way out.
Middleware that compiles less to css on-the-fly. Intended to be used
in a development setting with the
express.static middleware, but
should work with any middleware further down the stack, even an http
The response will be rewritten under these circumstances:
- If the response is served with a
- If the request url ends in
.less(excluding GET parameters) and the
application/octet-stream(this is what Connect's
Compiless plays nice with conditional GET. If the original response
has an ETag, compiless will add to it so the ETag of the compiled
response never clashes with the original ETag. That prevents the
middleware issuing the original response from being confused into
sending a false positive
304 Not Modified if compiless is turned
off or removed from the stack later.
Make sure you have node.js and npm installed, then run:
npm install express-compiless
var express = require'express'compiless = require'express-compiless'root = '/path/to/my/static/files';expressusecompilessroot: rootuseexpressstaticrootlisten1337;
3-clause BSD license -- see the
LICENSE file for details.