This post was originally published on October 9, 2020 on my blog.
Good morning and happy Friday! I've run into a bit of an issue - that I know I've solved before by putting a sort of band-aid solution on it - but I want to solve it fully now and I'm running into a bit of a wall.
Now, where I'm running into my issue is that I want to use an environment variable for my API access key in a .env file, but I can't use the 'require' function in my JS page because 'require' isn't available in the browser (I think that's what the issue is).
From where I stand now, I'm going to need to incorporate Node or I can rebuild the website as a React app and then install dotenv as a package and simply import it and the environment variable into my app.
I'd like to figure out the steps for adding it to my static HTML/CSS/JS site, if possible - but I'm not sure how to or even really how to phrase the question when I try to look it up.
Any guidance or insights appreciated!
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