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can't use javascript SDK with Chooser

can't use javascript SDK with Chooser

roi_kedem
Explorer | Level 3

Following "Dropbox JavaScript SDK vs Dropbox saver JavaScript" I can tell that Greg's solution there is not robust. The order of the script tags makes a difference, and some functions inside these libs don't work no matter what the order is, for example:

Uncaught TypeError: Dropbox.isBrowserSupported is not a function

Why isn't don't the libraries use a more robust namespace technic, at least use a better name than Dropbox for the global variable?

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

Thanks for the feedback! These two components weren't designed to be used together, so efforts weren't made to make sure they don't conflict. The JavaScript SDK can be used to replace all of the functionality offered by the Chooser for instance (except for the UI itself), so you may want to just use that. I'll send this along as a request to make it easier and more robust to use both though.

Also, regarding the 'TypeError', do you also get that when you try to use the Chooser (dropins.js) only, without the SDK as well?

roi_kedem
Explorer | Level 3

The error is only when I mix the to libs

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

I see, thanks for the information. When you get that, are you using my workaround that you linked to? 

I was able to use `Dropbox_Dropins.isBrowserSupported()` fine, regardless of script tag order, but I could reproduce the issue with `Dropbox.isBrowserSupported()` when loading the SDK second. If you're calling like `Dropbox.isBrowserSupported()`, please try using `Dropbox_Dropins.isBrowserSupported()` instead.

roi_kedem
Explorer | Level 3

I am not calling isBrowserSupported(), it's being called internally

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

I see, thanks for clarifying. I can't offer a workaround for that unfortunately. I've submitted this as a request to the team to offer an officially supported way of making this work though, so I'll follow up here if/when that's implemented.

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