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absolute-json-with-attr

absolute-json

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A complete tool to maintain all the front-end through a json. You can manipulate all text and HTML attributes automatically.

  • The best way to work with config files
  • Use it as localization library
  • Dynamic loading json files
  • Fast startup, lightweight
  • Easy to maintain
  • Errors and warnings

Examples

Bind your texts with the source json
//file: source.json 
{
    "title" : "GitHub",
    "text" : "GitHub · Build software better, together."
}

in your html

 
<h3 data-abjson='title'></h3>
<p data-abjson='text'></p>

becomes

<h3 data-abjson='title'>GitHub</h3>
<p data-abjson='text'>GitHub · Build software better, together.</p>
Bind your texts with place holders for values in the source json
//file: source.json 
{
    "title" : "%1 is something %2",
}

in your html

 
<h3 data-abjson='title' data-abjson-r='Abjson|Amazing'></h3>

becomes

<h3 data-abjson='title' data-abjson-r='Abjson|Amazing'>Abjson is something Amazing</h3>
Bind html attributes

You can work with objects in the source. The default property for the html text in an object will be "text". If you specified an html attribute it will be replaced

//file: source.json 
{
    "githubLink" : {
        "text" : "GitHub · Build software better",
        "href" : "https://github.com/"
    }
}

in your html

<a data-abjson='githubLink' href=''></a>

becomes

<a data-abjson='github' href='https://github.com/'>GitHub · Build software better</a>

Getting started

create a file that will be the source of all your texts and HTML attributes

 
//file: text-sources.json 
 
{
  "greeting" : "Hello!!!",
  "githubLink" : {
    "text" : "GitHub · Build software better, together.",
    "href" : "http://www.github.com"
  }
}

now in your HTML import the lib

 
<!-- file: example.html -->
 
<script src="absolute-json.js">
 

Add the data-abjson attribute to the HTML elements

<p data-abjson='greeting'></p>
<a src='' data-abjson='githubLink'></a>

init the lib

abjson.load({
    sourceUrl : 'text-sources.json',
  }, function(err){
      if (err) {
        throw err;
      }
      //update the dom 
      $(body).abjson();
});

Methods

abjson.load (options, callback)

load the resource file and init the library.

For example, you can load sources from memory

var jsonData = {
  "hello": "hola"
};
 
abjson.load({
    source : jsonData,
  }, function(err){
  if (err) {
    throw err;
  }
 
  //update the dom 
  $(body).abjson();
});

Or if you want, you can load sources from an URL

abjson.load({
    sourceUrl : "http://path.to.your.source/file.json",
  }, function(err){
  if (err) {
    throw err;
  }
 
  //update the dom 
  $(body).abjson();
});

abjson.get (key)

get the value for a given key

  var jsonData = {
    "hello": "hola extraño, espero que disfrute leyendo esta documentación"
  };
  //init... 
  console.log(abjson.get('hello')); // hola extraño... 
});

abjson.get (key, a, b...)

It accepts a variable number of parameters after the key. get the value for a given key. If the value is templated, generate the output based on the extra parameters provided.

  var jsonData = {
    "hello": "hola %1 %2!",
    "bye": "chau %1"
  };
  //init... 
  console.log(abjson.get('hello', 'Mr.', 'Magoo')); // hola Mr. Magoo! 
  console.log(abjson.get('bye','Magoo')); // chau Magoo 
});

Contribute

  1. install some HTTP static server pointing to root directory (i.e. npm install -g wup)
  2. open your browser and run tests from http://localhost:8080
  3. pull request
  4. get some vodka ;)

Changelog

0.7

  • Added support to access an object with string key
  • Removed support to custom parser

0.6

  • Added support to load json from reference (not a file URL)

0.5

  • Many improvements
  • Removed underscorejs dependency

TODO

  • Register as a Bower package