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Static Assets

Prior to Vite 2.6 there was no way to resolve static assets in JavaScript and CSS without some clunky workarounds. However, as of 2.6 and greater this is fixed.

Importing Static Assets

Based on where you set your publicDir will depend on the base path, but for this we will assume it is src/assets.

To include an asset in both JavaScript and CSS we can do the following:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Open Sans';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 300;
  src: local(''),
    url('/src/assets/fonts/open-sans/open-sans-v27-latin-300.woff2') format('woff2'),
    url('/src/assets/fonts/open-sans/open-sans-v27-latin-300.woff') format('woff');

Usage with React

When using assets such as SVG's with React the path will become relative to the assets directory. The reason for this is how Vite's React plugin handles static assets by converting them into components as required. For instance, if we have an asset called vue-logo.svg we would import it using the below.

import React from 'react';

import VueLogo from '../../../assets/vue-logo.svg';

The above example assumes where your React component lives so please update it to reflect your project structure.

Known Issues

The only current issue known to us is a warning that appears in the terminal output for Vite asset transformations. This occurs because we're including /src in the path which when using Vite standalone isn't required. Prepending /src is required for AEM projects as it enforces the correct processing of such assets during build tasks.

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