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Connect middleware exposing the Dojo Toolkit

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Connect middleware exposing the Dojo Toolkit

This Connect middleware transparently download and display Dojo files.

In its simplest form, it takes no argument and the latest stable release is used. Here is a quick example:

var express = require('express');
var dojo = require('connect-dojo');
var app = express.createServer();
    app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public'));
    app.use(express.errorHandler({ dumpExceptions: true, showStack: true }));


  • method, support 'release' (default) and 'git'
  • repository, Default parent directory where source codes are downloaded
  • version, Dojo version, currently '1.7.1', apply only to the 'download' method

Using a released version of Dojo

Source code is downloaded from the official Dojo website and all the versions present on the website are available. For example to download the version '1.5.0', setup the middleware as:

dojo({ version: '1.7.1' })

Using the git HEAD

If the option 'method' is set to 'git' and the revision option of a dojo project is not defined, the middleware will checkout the HEAD revision. Each Dojo project will be store inside a directory defined by the option 'repository' and named as "git-#{project}-HEAD"

Using a specific git revision

If the option 'method' is set to 'git' and one of 'dojo_revision', 'dijit_revision', 'dojox_revision' or 'util_revision' is defined, then the middleware to checkout the revision in a specific directory inside the one defined by the option 'repository' and named as "git-${project}-#{revision}".

General note

To prevent multiple application from conflicting, a new directory is created for each released version and git revision. This can lead to a large number of directories as new revisions are setup over time. By default, source code is stored inside the connect-dojo module and it is recommended to define your own directory through the 'repository' option.


Running the tests can take a long time because of the size of dojo. Using expresso, run the following command by adjusting the '-t' (timeout) argument:

expresso -s -t 10000 test
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