Views registry and rendering for node.js.
- Register one or more views namespaces (relative path -> absolute path)
- Render templates with or without layouts
- Use any templating engine that consolidate.js supports
- Supports 'helpers' (static or dynamically generated data exposed to templates)
- Provides an easy-to-use middleware compatible with connect or middler.
Changes for 1.x
For views 1.x I did some cleanup and optimization. This involved changes that could have an impact on your implementation of views.
- Removed built-in support for flatiron.
- Stopped using proto-list-deep internally, instead opting for tea-merge.
- Updated dependency versions. For Handlebars users this should speed up rendering significantly if you turn caching on, as consolidate now appears to use it properly.
Use with middler
var middler =views =server =registry = views; // <-- Your views directory;server;
Use the API manually
var path =http = ;var views =;// Register a default namespace.views;// Register an alternate namespace with custom options.views;// Now you can use render or renderStatus inside your http request handlers.var server = http;server;
Views 0.2.x supported 'partials' by pre-rendering templates that were
view.partials(). This functionality was removed in
0.3.0 in favor of utilizing native partials support provided by the
templating engines themselves. This was done for a few reasons:
- Performance. Previously, all registered partials were re-rendered for every request, whether or not they were used.
- Recursion. To avoid crazy performance costs, partials were cached per request, but this meant ceratin recursive use-cases for partials were broken.
- Simplicity. Partials are complicated. Its seemed prudent to piggy back on the great work being done in consolidate.js and template engines rather than reinvent the wheel.
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