One of the things we needed to tackle recently, was dropping content onto our 3rd party vendor sites. We’ve been doing this with JavaScript/JSON applications. To keep things simple, we needed a way to parameterize the JavaScript. We could do this with a bunch of JS variables before calling the external JS file, but that seemed…inelegant.

<script>
    var mode = "full";
    var brand = "Acme";
    var autorun = false;
</script>
<script src="somefile.js"></script>

In my PHP days, we could handle this with a simple query string in the URL: somefile.php?mode=full&brand=Acme&autorun=false

But why can’t we do this with the SRC attribute in the script tag? Well, jsParam allows just that to happen.

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As I get further along in my career, I’m pretty regularly tapped for training, mentoring, and general advice.

Seems like a good idea to lock those ideas and code snippets into a format that everyone can get at. I’m building this in conjunction with some of the projects I’ve put up on GitHub.

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