block template functions for the EJS template engine.
Previously also offered
include but you should use EJS 1.0.x's own directive for that now.
$ npm install ejs-mate --save
--save automatically writes to your
package.json file, tell your friends)
node app.js from
examples and open
localhost:3000 to see a working example.
Given a template,
<% layout('boilerplate') -%>I am the <%= what %> template
And a layout,
It's <%= who %><%- body -%>
When rendered by an Express 4.0 app:
var express =engine =app = ;// use ejs-locals for all ejs templates:app;app;app; // so you can render('index')// render 'index' into 'boilerplate':app;app;
You get the following result:
It's meI am the best template
Note, if you haven't seen it before, this example uses trailing dashes in the EJS includes to slurp trailing whitespace and generate cleaner HTML. It's not strictly necessary.
When called anywhere inside a template, requests that the output of the current template be passed to the given view as the
body local. Use this to specify layouts from within your template, which is recommended with Express 3.0, since the app-level layout functionality has been removed.
When called anywhere inside a template, adds the given view to that template using the current given
optionsOrCollection. The usual way to use this is to pass an Array as the collection argument. The given view is then executed for each item in the Array; the item is passed into the view as a local with a name generated from the view's filename.
For example, if you do
<%-partial('thing',things)%> then each item in the
things Array is passed to
thing.ejs with the name
thing. If you rename the template, the local name of each item will correspond to the template name.
block('name') creates the named block if it doesn't exist, and then returns an object with
<% layout('boilerplate') -%><% block('head').append('<link type="text/css" href="/foo.css">') %><h1>I am the template</h1><% block('footer').append('<script src="/bar.js"></script>') %>
And a layout,
I'm the layout<%- block('head').toString() %><%-body -%><%= block('footer').toString() %>
To run the test suite first invoke the following command within the repo, installing the development dependencies:
$ npm install -d
then run the tests:
$ npm test
Previous versions of this library had an
include function. This is now supported directly by EJS, albeit with a different syntax. For
ejs-locals 1.0+ simply do:
<% include path/view %>
When called anywhere inside a template, this adds the given view to that template using the current options and locals. This is built-in to EJS 1.0+.
This library is a fork from Robert Tom Carden's ejs-locals, and the partial function remains relatively untouched from there (aside from cache support). Robert is still updating his library and it now supports other template engines - check it out!
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Copyright (c) 2012 Robert Sköld firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright (c) 2012 Tom Carden email@example.com
Copyright (c) 2014 Jackson Tian firstname.lastname@example.org
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