Express Integration for Interpol Templates
(Express/Kraken Integration for Interpol Templates)
A basic View Engine for Express is supported. To set a development instance as the default engine, you can do the following:
appengine'int' require'interpol-express'__express;appset'view engine' 'int';
If Express is started in development mode, the view engine will monitor the default views directory (usually
./views) and continuously reload any modified files ending in
.int. Obviously this will incur quite a bit of processing overhead, so should be avoided for production deployments.
If Express is started with any NODE_ENV other than 'development' (or nil), the engine will not monitor the directory for changes.
In order to use Interpol in a Kraken app, you will have to modify
config/app.json to include the following:
Also, if you plan to use Interpol as your default view engine, you can configure it like so:
Note: Be aware that Interpol template filenames must contain valid Interpol identifers, so filenames like
errors/400.dust will have to become something like
npm -g install interpol and can then invoke the tools at your terminal by typing
var interpol = require'interpol-express';var viewEngine = interpolcreateExpressEnginecompile: false // read *.int.js files rather than *.int files;appengine'int' viewEngine;appset'view engine' 'int';
In Kraken, it's a little more straight-forward, as you just add settings to your view engine definition:
After that, just launch the interpol command-line against your views (or public/templates) directory:
interpol -in ./views
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