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Discussion on: The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

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Patrick Grey

Stupid question but how do you compile your .svelte files to get the empty.js file which you can load into an HTML page with:

import Empty from './empty.js';

const empty = new Empty({
  target: document.body,
  props: {
    // if we had some, they'd go here

I used the component-template and built it but the compiled file threw errors when I called it from the code above in an index.js file, linked to in an HTML file. Have I got this all completely wrong (very possible...). Thanks for the great article anyway.

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Jesse Skinner Author

Perhaps you need to add type="module" to the <script> tag in your HTML file? The import syntax requires this.