EcmaScript5 support

In some cases, you want to support older browser such as IE11, which is the default browser for Windows 7 and 8. To support IE11, the JavaScript code have to be compliant with EcmaScript5. In this document, how to convert the code is described.

Use webdnn.es5.js and polyfill

In syntax level, webdnn.js uses statements like await, which is not compatible with EcmaScript5. Instead, you can use webdnn.es5.js which does not use such statements. This library can be compiled with tsc -p tsconfig.es5.js on src/descriptor_runner directory.

In standard library level, webdnn.js uses Promise and fetch. You need to supply these objects by loading polyfill.

In colusion, you need to insert the following statements in the html.

<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<script src="../../lib/inflate.min.js"></script>
<script src="../../dist/webdnn.es5.js"></script>

Converting your own code

If your own JavaScript code uses newer statements like await, you can also convert it automatically by babel.

Install babel

npm install babel-cli babel-preset-env babel-preset-es2015 babel-plugin-transform-regenerator

Converting your code

babel foo.js --out-file foo.es5.js --presets env,es2015 --plugins transform-regenerator