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dsc is a JavaScript function for defining DOM structures. It takes an element, properties or attributes, children, and returns a DOM structure. It will add up to 358 bytes to your project.

dsc(element, attributes, ...children)

Usage

Add dsc to your page.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/dsc"></script>
<body>
  <script>
  dsc(document.body, null,
    // append <h3>Hello, <strong title="Earthly Planet">World</strong>! This is generated content!</h3>
    dsc('h3', null,
      'Hello, ', dsc('strong', { title: 'Earthly Planet' },
        'World'
      ), '! This is generated content!'
    ),
 
    // append a hidden svg symbol
    dsc('svg', { width: 0, height: 0 },
      dsc('symbol', { id: 'foo', viewBox: '0 0 32 32' },
        dsc('path', { d: 'M0 0h12L8 4l6 6-4 4-6-6-4 4M32 0H20l4 4-6 6 4 4 6-6 4 4M0 32V20l4 4 6-6 4 4-6 6 4 4m20 0V20l-4 4-6-6-4 4 6 6-4 4' })
      )
    ),
 
    // append a visible svg using the previous symbol
    dsc('svg', { width: 32, height: 32 },
      dsc('use', { href: '#foo' })
    )
  );
  </script> 
</body>

Alternatively, add dsc to your project:

npm install dsc
import getdsc from 'dsc';
 
const dsc = getdsc(window);
 
// append <h3>Hello, <strong title="Earthly Planet">World</strong>!</h3>
dsc(document.body, null,
  dsc('h3', null,
    'Hello, ', dsc('strong', { title: 'Earthly Planet' },
      'World'
    ), '! This is generated content!')
);

When document is an assumed global, use the browser version.

import dsc from 'dsc/browser';
 
// append <h3>Hello, <strong title="Earthly Planet">World</strong>!</h3>
dsc(document.body, null,
  dsc('h3', null,
    'Hello, ', dsc('strong', { title: 'Earthly Planet' },
      'World'
    ), '! This is generated content!')
);

When using dsc alongside jsdom, initialize dsc with the appropriate window object.

import jsdom from 'jsdom';
import getdsc from 'dsc';
 
const dom = new jsdom.JSDOM(`YOUR HTML`);
const dsc = getdsc(dom.window);
 
// append <h3>Hello, <strong title="Earthly Planet">World</strong>!</h3>
dsc(dom.window.document.body, null,
  dsc('h3', null,
    'Hello, ', dsc('strong', { title: 'Earthly Planet' },
      'World'
    ), '! This is generated content!')
);

When converting JSX to JS, dsc can be used to generate DOM Elements.

/** @jsx dsc */
 
<h3>Hello, <strong title="Earthly Planet">World</strong>! This is generated content!</h3>;
 
/* becomes */
 
dsc('h3', null,
  'Hello, ', dsc('strong', { title: 'Earthly Planet' },
    'World'
  ), '! This is generated content!'
);

Read the @babel/plugin-transform-react-jsx documentation for more information about transforming JSX.

Arguments

element

The first argument represents the Element being referenced or created. String arguments create new Elements using the string as the tag name.

// create <h3> using the "h3" string
dsc('h3');
// use the created <h3>
dsc(document.createElement('h3'));

attributes

The second argument represents the properties or attributes being assigned to the element. When a name exists on the element as a property then the property is assigned. Otherwise, the attribute is assigned. Attributes with a null value are removed from the element.

// create <h3 class="foo"> using the "className" property
dsc('h3', { className: 'foo' });
// create <h3 class="foo"> using the "class" attribute
dsc('h3', { class: 'foo' });
// create <h3> with a click event using the "onclick" property
dsc('h3', { onclick(event) {} });

children

The third argument and all arguments afterward are children to be appended to the element.

// append "Hello World" as a text node to <h3>
dsc('h3', null, 'Hello World');
// append "Hello World" as 3 text nodes to <h3>
dsc('h3', null, 'Hello', ' ', 'World');
// append a new <h3> to the fragment
dsc(document.createDocumentFragment(), null, dsc('h3'));

Return

Create returns the element referenced or created by element.

// h3 is <h3>
const h3 = dsc('h3');
 
// h3ish3 is true
const ish3h3 = h3 === dsc(h3);

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