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uncss-webpack-plugin

Remove unused CSS using uncss in Webpack.

This plugin is an alternative to using UnCSS with postcss-loader. Running UnCSS as a loader has a few drawbacks:

  • There is no way to obtain the HTML files in the pipeline, hence you can only run UnCSS against HTML files on disk.
  • Any references to JavaScript files in the pipeline causes errors, for the same reason as above.

By running UnCSS as plugin, after all assets are loaded, we can overcome the two drawbacks outlined above. However, because Webpack holds its assets in memory until the very last stage, this plugin uses some ugly patching of jsdom, the underlying mechanism used by UnCSS. The benefit, however, is that UnCSS supports any selectors dynamically added by JavaScript, and the final output will be correct.

NOTE: Your HTML and CSS files must be extracted from the bundle, otherwise this plugin will not work. For HTML, you can use [ 'file-loader', 'extract-loader', 'html-loader' ], while for CSS [ 'file-loader', 'extract-loader', 'css-loader' ] will do the trick.

Install

npm install uncss-webpack-plugin

Usage

This plugin is designed for Webpack 2. Load the plugin, and simply add it to the plugin entry in your webpack.config.js.

// Package modules.
const UnCSSPlugin = require('uncss-webpack-plugin');

// Exports.
module.exports = {
  ...
  plugins: [
    new UnCSSPlugin({ /* options */ })
  ]
}

Options

For more detailed information, please refer to the UnCSS Usage section. Because Webpack controls the CSS, the following options are ignored: csspath, ignoreSheets, media, raw, report, and stylesheets.

  • enable (boolean, default true) - enable the plugin.
  • html (array, default to Webpack HTML assets) - list of HTML files to check.
  • htmlroot (string) - where the project root is.
  • timeout (number) - specify how long to wait for the JS to be loaded.
  • uncssrc (string) - load all options from a JSON file.

Changelog

See the CHANGELOG for a list of changes.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2017 Mark van Seventer

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