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Publish UMD (or IIFE) build for importScripts() use case

See original GitHub issue

I’m looking to use urlpattern-polyfill from within a service worker, loaded via importScripts().

As far as I can tell, only the unbundled ES modules for urlpattern-polyfill are published to npm, but using ES modules natively is not widely supported inside of a service worker.

Would it be possible to publish a single UMD (or IIFE) bundle to npm alongside the ES modules? That would make it possible to use importScripts() directly to pull in the polyfill from an npm CDN like

(I’ve found to be the easiest build tool to use for this sort of thing.)

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:5 (5 by maintainers)

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jeffposnickcommented, Jun 28, 2021

I think you can simplify things further; your build just needs to be rimraf dist/ && microbundle, and you should be able to drop all the direct tsc and rollup devDependencies entirely.

But yeah, in general that should work! The code to use the polyfill from a service worker in that case would end up looking like:

if (!('URLPattern' in self)) {
  self.URLPattern = urlpatternPolyfill.URLPattern;
jeffposnickcommented, Jul 12, 2021

I can confirm that importScripts('') works as expected when used from!/urlpattern-sw-routing?path=service-worker.js%3A6%3A0

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