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Using Inject on Multiple Domains


In large site deployments, it may be necessary to run Inject using a Content Delivery Network (or “CDN”). Many times, the use of a CDN puts resources on a server and domain different than the main page. This howto is all about how you set up Inject to work in a CDN environment.

We’re going to assume you have two servers:

  • is your website
  • is your CDN location (and the scripts are under /js/modules)

What to Upload Remotely

On the remote server, you’ll need to upload a file. Place the relay.html file onto your CDN. For simplicity sake, we’re going to put this in your module’s root directory.

# server:

What’s important is that you can put the URL to your CDN into your browser and reach the two files. In the above case, you should be able to reach via a normal web browser.

Configuring Inject

Given the CDN location, we will need to use both Inject.setModuleRoot and Inject.setCrossDomain to configure this installation of Inject. setModuleRoot tells Inject your files are on another server, while setCrossDomain tells inject where the helper file is that it will need for cross-domain downloading.

  relayFile: ''

A Note About IE7 and Below

In some circumstances, it may be required to support IE7 and older browsers. In those scenarios, we recommend adding a Fetch Rule that passes the request through easyXDM. Setting up easyXDM using their CORS interface is straightforward, and the rule as well as easyXDM only need to be added if window.postMessage is not available.

if (!window.postMessage) {
  // from
  // place the easyXDM CORS file alongside your relay.html file
  var xhr = new easyXDM.Rpc({
    remote: "http://other.domain/cors/"
  }, {
    remote: {
      request: {} // request is exposed by /cors/

  Inject.addFetchRule(/^.+$/, function (next, content, resolver, communicator, options) {
    var moduleId = resolver.module(options.moduleId, options.parentId);
    var moduleUrl = resolver.url(moduleId, options.parentUrl);
      url: moduleUrl,
      method: "GET"
    }, function(response) {
      if (response.status != 200) {
        throw new Error('unable to retrieve ' + moduleUrl);
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