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Requiring CSS files from node_modules fails with SyntaxError: Unexpected token

See original GitHub issue

Steps to reproduce in an empty folder

npm install browserify-css
npm install leaflet
echo 'require("leaflet/dist/leaflet.css")' > index.js
browserify index.js -t browserify-css -o bundle.js

/tmp/leaflet-css/node_modules/leaflet/dist/leaflet.css:3 .leaflet-map-pane, ^ ParseError: Unexpected token

Copying the CSS file to the root works

cp node_modules/leaflet/dist/leaflet.css leaflet.css
echo 'require("./leaflet.css")' > index.js
browserify index.js -t browserify-css -o bundle.js

Is there anything we can do about it? Or does browserify treat these files differently and they don’t even reach the transform?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 8 years ago
  • Reactions:2
  • Comments:9 (4 by maintainers)

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chetoncommented, Dec 23, 2015

Note that the -t option will only transform module on top-level files.

In your case, you can use the -g option to transform module in the node_modules directory, like so:

browserify index.js -g browserify-css -o bundle.js
jlaustillcommented, Aug 28, 2016

I also figured out that you can use it with gulp, the api isn’t documented well either

.transform({global: true}, require("browserify-css"))
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