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Plugins Legacy

Plugin for using the dev server or test runner on legacy browsers, for example on Internet Explorer 11 which does not support modules.

Usage

npm i --save-dev @web/dev-server-legacy

Add the plugin to your config:

import { legacyPlugin } from '@web/dev-server-legacy';

export default {
  plugins: [
    // make sure this plugin is always last
    legacyPlugin(),
  ],
};

Make sure the legacy plugin is always the last one to transform your code. Otherwise it will compile away modules before other tools can process them.

How it works

The plugin will automatically detect user agents which don't support modules. For those browsers it injects polyfills, transforms code to es5 and polyfills modules using SystemJS.

Configuration

The legacy plugins injects common polyfills on the page using polyfills-loader. It's possible to turn off this behavior:

import { legacyPlugin } from '@web/dev-server-legacy';

export default {
  plugins: [
    // make sure this plugin is always last
    legacyPlugin({ polyfills: false }),
  ],
};

You can also turn off only some polyfills, or add custom polyfills:

import { legacyPlugin } from '@web/dev-server-legacy';

export default {
  plugins: [
    // make sure this plugin is always last
    legacyPlugin({
      // these are the default values
      coreJs: true,
      regeneratorRuntime: 'always',
      fetch: true,
      abortController: true,
      webcomponents: true,
      intersectionObserver: false,
      resizeObserver: false,

      // you can also inject custom polyfills:
      custom: [
        {
          // the name, must be unique
          name: 'my-feature-polyfill',
          // path to the polyfill file
          path: require.resolve('my-feature-polyfill'),
          // a test that determines when this polyfill should be loaded
          // often this is done by checking whether some property of a
          // feature exists in the window
          test: "!('myFeature' in window)",
          // whether your polyfill should be loaded as an es module
          module: false,
          // some polyfills need to be explicitly initialized
          // this can be done with the initializer
          initializer: 'window.myFeaturePolyfills.initialize()',
        },
      ],
    }),
  ],
};