Using Underscore.js or similar:
Why use an internal DSL?
- It's a more convenient and safer alternative to string contatenation
- For small bits of HTML you might not want to switch contexts from code
to a template
- Easier to debug than a templating engine
- You get full tool-chain support:
- editor support: syntax highlighting, code tools etc etc
- code analyzers: jslint, jshint
- testing/coverage tools
When to use?
- Consider using where you might currently use string concatenation
- Avoid using for large HTML documents or in places where speed is critical
- Good for small snippets used for client-side page updates
- Bad for generating huge amounts of HTML on the server
I like to alias the 'pithy' library as 'html':
You can then just use html.
tagname as a function to create the
appropriate element. Please note, you actually get a html.SafeString
isString() tests. If you have a workaround please send a pull-request.
There is also a html.escape() function for escaping HTML (returns a
html.SafeString). It will not escape a value that is already a