Char
Char11mo ago

Linking to external code

if i want to link to external code, do i have to import it from https://deno.land?
Deno
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8 Replies
ioB
ioB11mo ago
No, code can be imported from any link on the internet!
Char
Char11mo ago
so i could import from this? https://github.com/USER/REPO/blob/main/index.js
ioB
ioB11mo ago
you'd have to use the raw github link since github by default serves the content as HTML
Char
Char11mo ago
ah right, thank you!
ioB
ioB11mo ago
so: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USER/REP/main/index.js
NDH
NDH11mo ago
On githug, go to the file you want. In the upper right, click the 'raw' button.
You can then copy the URL from the browsers address bar.
jeff.hykin
jeff.hykin11mo ago
you can also link to a specific commit if you want to make sure it's a pinned version of the Github import
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USER/REP/COMMIT_HASH/index.js`
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/USER/REP/COMMIT_HASH/index.js`
Mark G
Mark G10mo ago
There are also some services that provide nicer URLs for github content, that follow the .../name@version/... convention, eg: https://ghuc.cc/, https://www.jsdelivr.com/?docs=gh
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