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Milan B

Neat. I am using ES modules instead of requirejs and that works decently well. I found 3 downsides to this approach:

  • adding new components etc is a few lines of manual work (acceptable)
  • CSS cannot be scoped without using lit-element components (acceptable)
  • npm packages that are not ESM ready need a simple conversion (mildly inconvenient)

For non-production, or light hobby websites, I find this perfectly acceptable, and I really prefer being able to edit html/js without heavy building that takes hundreds of megabytes of disk space. This way I can also use my custom Node.js server without having to wrestle with Nuxt or similar, but of course, to each their own.