How to download CSS file through JQuery

Tags: jquery,css

Problem :

  • Is it possible to download a CSS file through JQuery?
  • Also, I need a callback which will notify me that the file is downloaded. The file will not be downloaded if the file exists in the client machine.

Please help with sample code. Thanks.

Solution :

(function($) {
    $.get('/css/foobar/tooltips.css', function(data) {
        var style = document.createElement('style'),
            head  = document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.documentElemen;

        style.type = "text/css";
        style.textContent = style.text = data;

        head.appendChild(style, head.firstChild); 

The above code would download the contents of tooltips.css. When the file is transfered, a new link node is created and the contents from tooltips.css are inserted. After that, the new node is appended into your document and all css rules will apply.

If you need/want to transfer many files dynamically, I would recommend a script like supplyJS

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