hamljs

Faster / Express compliant Haml implementation

Haml.js

High performance JavaScript Haml implementation for nodejs

For a higher quality implementation you may want to look at my Jade template engine, however the syntax is slightly different. Jade's engine may be back-ported to haml.js in the future.

  $ npm install hamljs

  node> require('hamljs')

To use with Express and the .haml extension, simply register the engine:

 app.engine('.haml', require('hamljs').renderFile);

Benchmarks rendering the same 21 line haml file located at benchmarks/page.haml, shows that this library is nearly 65% or 3 times faster than haml-js.

  Winner: haml.js
  Compared with next highest (haml-js), it's:
  65.39% faster
  2.89 times as fast
  0 order(s) of magnitude faster

Haml.js attempts to comply with the original Haml implementation as well as possible. There are no magic "plugins" like found in other JavaScript haml implementations, for example the following will work just fine:

- if (items)
  %ul
    - for (var i = 0; i < items.length; ++i)
      %li= items[i]

Iteration is the one exception to these magical plugins, since this is ugly in JavaScript, you may also:

- if (items)
  %ul
    - each item in items
      %li= item
%div text

html:

<div>text</div>
%div.article.first
  article text here
  and here

html:

<div class="article first">
  article text here and here
</div>
.comment hey

html:

<div class="comment">hey</div>
#article-1 foo

html:

<div id="article-1">foo</div>

You may chain id and classes in any order:

.article#first.summary content

html:

<div id="first" class="article summary">content</div>
%a{ href: 'http://google.com', title: 'Google It' } Google

html:

<a href="http://google.com" title="Google It">Google</a>

Attribute keys such as "for" are automatically quoted by haml.js, so instead of:

%label{ 'for': 'something' }

you should:

%label{ for: 'something' }

which will render:

<label for="something"></label>
%input{ type: 'checkbox', checked: true }

html:

<input type="checkbox" checked="checked"/>

Wemay also contain id and classes before or after:

%a.button{ href: 'http://google.com', title: 'Google It' }.first Google

html:

<a href="http://google.com" title="Google It" class="button first">Google</a>

Code starting with a hyphen will be executed but not buffered, where as code using the equals sign will be buffered:

- a = 1
- b = 2
= a + b

html:

3

HTML buffered with equals sign will always be escaped:

= "<br/>"

html:

&lt;br/&gt;

To prevent escaping of HTML entities we can use !=:

!= "<br/>"

html:

<br/>
%ul
  - each item in items
    %li= item

html:

<ul>
  <li>one</li>
  <li>two</li>
  <li>three</li>
</ul>

If you require the key or index of the object or array during iteration simple append a comma following another id:

%ul
  - each item, index in items
    %li= item + '(' + index + ')'

html:

<ul>
  <li>one(0)</li>
  <li>two(1)</li>
  <li>three(2)</li>
</ul>

Defaults to transitional:

!!!

html:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

Optionally pass a supported doctype name:

!!! strict

html:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

currently supported doctypes, which can be extended simply by adding values to to haml.doctypes.

'5': '<!DOCTYPE html>',
'xml': '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>',
'default': '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">',
'strict': '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">',
'frameset': '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-frameset.dtd">',
'1.1': '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">',
'basic': '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd">',
'mobile': '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.2//EN" "http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/DTD/xhtml-mobile12.dtd">'
%div Hello #{world}

with locals:

{ world: "World!" }

html:

<div>Hello World!</div>
%script
  :cdata
    foo

html:

<script><![CDATA[
foo
]]></script>
%head
  :javascript
    if (foo)
      if (bar)
        alert('baz')

html:

<head>
  <script type="javascript">
  //<![CDATA[
  if (foo)
    if (bar)
      alert('baz')
  //]]>
  </script>
</head>
var haml = require('hamljs')
haml.filters.my_filter = function(str) {
  return doSomethingWith(str)
}

by registering the filter function my_filter we can now utilize it within our Haml templates as shown below: %p :my_filter some text here yay whoop awesome

var haml = require('hamljs')
haml.doctypes.foo = '<!DOCTYPE ... >'

Will now allow you to: !!! foo

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 TJ Holowaychuk <tj@vision-media.ca>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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