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    Converts a openapi-definition into a static html page

    Maintainers / Contributors wanted

    I'm still looking for people to help me with the bootprint project. I have found some new ambitions to make bootprint-openapi the greatest offline documentation generator for OpenAPI specifications. I have started, by releasing the current version as 1.0 to show that it's time to start using semver for versioning.

    I have created a Twitter account @bootprintjs that will now be used for announcments and for gathering user feedback. I also plan to setup a blog.

    But I might still need your help. I am, for example, certain, that there are greater designers out there than me and I feel that some parts of bootprint-openapi need a redesign. So:

    • If you want to start maintaining the module(s), please let me know and I'll give you push access.
    • I will help you by giving pointers to code-lines that need to be changed for a given feature.
    • I will try to publish new versions as fast as possible.
    • I might also give you publishing-rights on npm, although that seems like a large step and I would have to be confident that you don't misuse it.


    This package contains a template, partials and styles for bootprint to convert OpenAPI-Specifications into a static HTML-page.

    This package was formerly known as bootprint-swagger and has been renamed, because Swagger-Specification has been renamed to OpenAPI-Specification


    In order to use bootprint-openapi from the command line you have to install bootprint and bootprint-openapi globally:

    npm install -g bootprint
    npm install -g bootprint-openapi

    Check this out: You can now try out the new bootprint-openapi playground. Just paste a OpenAPI-specification and make it readable.


    bootprint openapi target

    The directory "target" should now contain a file index.html and main.css which contain a readable form of the Swagger-Petstore-Example.

    For details about command line parameters, please refer to the documentation of Bootprint

    bootprint-openapi is just a template-module for bootprint. That means, it contains LessCss-file, Handlebars-partials and a preprocessor that converts an OpenAPI-Specification into the JSON actually needed by the templates.

    Create a single file.

    If you want to have a single HTML-file, not one HTML and one CSS, you can use substack's html-inline package to generate a self-cotnained file:

    npm -g install html-inline
    html-inline target/index.html


    The does essentially the same, just in a the above command line, just in JavaScript (i.e. node)

    // Load bootprint
      // Load bootprint-swagger
      // Customize configuration, override any options
        /* Any other configuration */
      // Specify build source and target
      .build('', 'target')
      // Generate swagger-documentation into "target" directory


    The API of bootprint-openapi consists of Handlebars-partials that can be overridden and LessCss-Definitions, that can be adapted.

    Handlebars partials

    About 26 Handlebars partials are used to render this openapi-html-page. The following documentation is not final yet and there are a lot of partials without real documentation, but you may already have a look at it: The partials documentation describes the partials in use and the order in which they are called. You can override these partials in a Bootprint configuration file.


    bootprint-openapi is published under the MIT-license. See LICENSE for details.

    Some of the example specs have been provided by contributors who opened issues on github, those files are in the test/*-directories.

    • test/all-of/swagger.json msh321 (issue #35)
    • test/missing-items/swagger.json yewton (issue #44)
    • test/path-parameters/swagger.json asieira (issue #18)
    • test/read-only-property/swagger.json asieira (issue #28)


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