grunt-script-link-tags

Automatically generate script tags and link tags for your HTML

grunt-script-link-tags

Auto-generate <script> and <link> tags for your HTML files.

If you have any problems setting up or using grunt-script-link-tags, open an issue. I would be happy to help.

This is an active repository that takes user suggestions, feeback and pull requests seriously. Happy grunting!

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-script-link-tags --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-script-link-tags');

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named tags to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
    tags: {
        build: {
            options: {
                scriptTemplate: '<script src="{{ path }}"></script>',
                linkTemplate: '<link href="{{ path }}"/>',
                openTag: '<!-- start template tags -->',
                closeTag: '<!-- end template tags -->'
            },
            src: [
                'site/js/**/*.js',
                '!site/js/vendor/**/*.js'
            ],
            dest: 'site/index.html'
        }
    }
});

Type: String

Default value: <script src="{{ path }}"></script>

If a matched file has a .js extension, it will compile the options.scriptTemplate template with the file path.

Type: String

Default value: <link href="{{ path }}"/>

If a matched file has a .css extension, it will compile the options.linkTemplate template with the file path.

Type: String

Default value: <!-- start auto template tags -->

Specify where in the destination file to start adding script and link tags.

Type: String

Default value: <!-- end auto template tags -->

Specify where in the destination file to stop adding script and link tags.

The following is the default configuration. tags will generate script and link tags for all matching src files and using the default scriptTemplate and linkTemplate defined above. it will then add these tags to site/index.html between the default openTag and closeTag.

grunt.initConfig({
    tags: {
        build: {
            src: [
                'site/js/**/*.js',
                '!site/js/vendor/**/*.js'
            ],
            dest: 'site/index.html'
        }
    }
});

You can override all default options. In the following multi-task, we have two tasks, one for compiling scripts buildScripts, and another for compiling link tags, buildLinks.

buildScripts overrides scriptTemplate, letting your define you own template with extra attributes. It also override openTag and closeTag, specifying that they are for scripts.

buildLinks overrides linkTemplate to add a media attribute to it's link tags. Like buildScripts, it overrides openTag and closeTag to specify it's auto-generated css.

grunt.initConfig({
    tags: {
        buildScripts: {
            options: {
                scriptTemplate: '<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ path }}"></script>',
                openTag: '<!-- start script template tags -->',
                closeTag: '<!-- end script template tags -->'
            },
            src: [
                'site/js/**/*.js',
                '!site/js/vendor/**/*.js'
            ],
            dest: 'site/index.html'
        },
        buildLinks: {
            options: {
                linkTemplate: '<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="{{ path }}" media="screen"/>',
                openTag: '<!-- start css template tags -->',
                closeTag: '<!-- end css template tags -->'
            },
            src: [
                'site/css/**/*.css'
            ],
            dest: 'site/index.html'
        }
    }
});
> npm install
> npm test

In lieu of a formal guide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality.

  • 2014-15-10   v1.0.0   All added tags now match indentation of start tag thanks to rahilwazir. Added type/rel attributes to script/link defaults.
  • 2013-30-11   v0.0.5   First version!

Task submitted by Andrew Mead