HTML Integration for
We hope to eventually introduce two properties onto
import.meta in web browsers, via the the HTML Standard.
A specification pull request exists at whatwg/html#3141 for this. (It's pretty straightforward.)
This property will contain the
<script> element that initiated the fetching of the current module, if any. It is meant to be a more robust replacement for
document.currentScript. See whatwg/html#1013 for the genesis of the idea.
However, specifying this is harder than you might imagine. For example, a given module script can be contained in multiple graphs with different root
<script> elements, and which one caused it to instantiate or evaluate could be nondeterministic. There is also a concern that introducing such a long-lived pointer to the
<script> element could be a memory leak.
These concerns are being discussed in the aforementioned thread. In the meantime, you can look at the old design we proposed for
import.meta.scriptElement by checking out an older draft of this document. In light of the above, it was not properly thought through, so this is just for historical reference.