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vision

vision

Templates rendering plugin support for hapi.js.

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Lead Maintainer - William Woodruff

vision decorates the server, request, and h response toolkit interfaces with additional methods for managing view engines that can be used to render templated responses.

vision also provides a built-in handler implementation for creating templated responses.

Usage

See also the API Reference

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
    await server.start();
 
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();

Note:

  • Vision 5.x.x requires hapi 17.x.x. For use with hapi 16.x.x, use vision 4.x.x.
  • Vision is included with and loaded by default in Hapi < 9.0.

Examples

The examples in the examples folder can be run with node.

git clone https://github.com/hapijs/vision.git && cd vision
npm install

node examples/handlebars

☝️ That command will run the handlebars basic template. There are three more examples in there: for helpers, layout, and partials.

Use this hierarchy to know which commands to run, e.g.

node examples/mustache
node examples/mustache/partials
node examples/jsx
- cms // A bare-bones Content Management System with a WYSIWYG editor
- ejs
  - layout
- handlebars
  - helpers
  - layout
  - partials
- jsx // React server-side rendering
- marko
- mixed // Using multiple render engines (handlebars and pug)
- mustache
  - layout
  - partials
- nunjucks
- pug

vision is compatible with most major templating engines out of the box. Engines that don't follow the normal API pattern can still be used by mapping their API to the vision API. Some of the examples below use the compile and prepare methods which are part of the API.

EJS

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
const Ejs = require('ejs');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const rootHandler = (request, h) => {
 
    return h.view('index', {
        title: 'examples/ejs/templates/basic | Hapi ' + request.server.version,
        message: 'Hello Ejs!'
    });
};
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
 
    server.views({
        engines: { ejs: Ejs },
        relativeTo: __dirname,
        path: 'examples/ejs/templates/basic'
    });
 
    server.route({ method: 'GET', path: '/', handler: rootHandler });
 
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();

Handlebars

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
const Handlebars = require('handlebars');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const rootHandler = (request, h) => {
 
    return h.view('index', {
        title: 'examples/handlebars/templates/basic | Hapi ' + request.server.version,
        message: 'Hello Handlebars!'
    });
};
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
 
    server.views({
        engines: { html: Handlebars },
        relativeTo: __dirname,
        path: 'examples/handlebars/templates/basic'
    });
 
    server.route({ method: 'GET', path: '/', handler: rootHandler });
 
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();

Pug

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
const Pug = require('pug');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const rootHandler = (request, h) => {
 
    return h.view('index', {
        title: 'examples/pug/templates | Hapi ' + request.server.version,
        message: 'Hello Pug!'
    });
};
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
 
    server.views({
        engines: { pug: Pug },
        relativeTo: __dirname,
        path: 'examples/pug/templates'
    });
 
    server.route({ method: 'GET', path: '/', handler: rootHandler });
 
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();

Marko

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
const Marko = require('marko');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const rootHandler = (request, h) => {
 
    return h.view('index', {
        title: 'examples/marko/templates | Hapi ' + request.server.version,
        message: 'Hello Marko!'
    });
};
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
 
    server.views({
        engines: {
            marko: {
                compile: (src, options) => {
                
                    const opts = { preserveWhitespace: true, writeToDisk: false };
 
                    const template = Marko.load(options.filename, opts);
 
                    return (context) => {
 
                        return template.renderToString(context);
                    };
                }
            }
        },
        relativeTo: __dirname,
        path: 'examples/marko/templates'
    });
 
    server.route({ method: 'GET', path: '/', handler: rootHandler });
 
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();

Mustache

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
const Mustache = require('mustache');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const rootHandler = (request, h) => {
 
    return h.view('index', {
        title: 'examples/mustache/templates/basic | Hapi ' + request.server.version,
        message: 'Hello Mustache!'
    });
};
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
 
    server.views({
        engines: {
            html: {
                compile: (template) => {
 
                    Mustache.parse(template);
 
                    return (context) => {
 
                        return Mustache.render(template, context);
                    };
                }
            }
        },
        relativeTo: __dirname,
        path: 'examples/mustache/templates/basic'
    });
 
    server.route({ method: 'GET', path: '/', handler: rootHandler });
 
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();

Nunjucks

const Hapi = require('hapi');
const Vision = require('vision');
const Nunjucks = require('nunjucks');
 
const server = Hapi.Server({ port: 3000 });
 
const rootHandler = (request, h) => {
 
    return h.view('index', {
        title: 'examples/nunjucks/templates | Hapi ' + request.server.version,
        message: 'Hello Nunjucks!'
    });
};
 
const provision = async () => {
 
    await server.register(Vision);
 
    server.views({
        engines: {
            html: {
                compile: (src, options) => {
 
                    const template = Nunjucks.compile(src, options.environment);
 
                    return (context) => {
 
                        return template.render(context);
                    };
                },
 
                prepare: (options, next) => {
 
                    options.compileOptions.environment = Nunjucks.configure(options.path, { watch : false });
 
                    return next();
                }
            }
        },
        relativeTo: __dirname,
        path: 'examples/nunjucks/templates'
    });
 
    server.route({ method: 'GET', path: '/', handler: rootHandler });
 
    await server.start();
    console.log('Server running at:', server.info.uri);
};
 
provision();