Maven like dependency management for browsers

Sébastien Cevey seb.cevey at
Thu Jul 30 09:14:39 UTC 2015

Hi Behrang,

Have you had a look at JSPM and SystemJS? They cover similar grounds in
userspace, with the intent for SystemJS to be the upcoming standard Module

On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 at 09:59 Behrang Saeedzadeh <behrangsa at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Has this been discussed before? In a nutshell this diagram illustrates the
> idea:
>    - Rather than referencing a url in <script> or <style> tags, we
>    require the browser to load name-spaced, versioned libraries. For example:
>    com.jquery:jquery:1.0.
>    - This can either be done using the <script>/<style> tags similar to
>    <script module="com.jquery:jquery:1.0"/> or <style
>    module="com.jquery:jquery:1.0" /> or probably programmatically too: (in a
>    JS file: require "com.jquery:jquery:1.0")
>    - There will be a central placed governed by W3C, for example, that
>    can host libraries. Third-party repositories could also exist and be used
>    (e.g. <script module="com.jquery:jquery:1.0" repository="
>    "/>
>    - One benefit of this is dependency management. If jquery, for
>    example, depends on lodash, it also gets downloaded and loaded
>    automatically.
> This is just the core of the idea. Nothing new (already similar systems
> are available for Java, Node, .NET, Ruby, etc.) but this will bring it to
> the web.
> What do you think?
> --
> Best regards,
> Behrang Saeedzadeh
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