jade-client

fork of https://github.com/storify/jade-browser - express/connect middleware that serves jade compiled templates to the browser

npm install jade-client
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Jade Browser

Middleware for express/connect to expose jade templates to the web browser. It provides a few additional features like express-like render function with partial handling.

var express = require('express')
  , jade_browser = require('jade-browser')
  , app = express.createServer();

app.use(jade_browser(url_endpoint, template_dir, options));

Installation

$ npm install jade-browser

Features

  • Jade templates are served as compiled functions.
    • removes browser compatibility issues
    • increases speed of template execution
    • reduces file transfer size
  • ability to minify output
  • option to attach cache control
  • provides helpers for handling rendering/partials just like express.
  • relative path handling even from within partials.
  • ability to completely namespace to avoid any naming collisions on the browser.
  • partials inherit parent locals

Usage

In Node.js

As middleware jade-browser is simple to use.

var express = require('express')
  , jade_browser = require('jade-browser')
  , app = express.createServer();

app.use(jade_browser('/js/templates.js', '**', options));

Params

  • filename The filename of the resulting compiled templates file
  • patterns A single string or array of patterns used to glob for template files
  • options Options object, see below (optional)

Options

  • root The root of the views (default: __dirname)
  • namespace Namespace for the browser (default: 'jade')
  • minify Minifies the output (default: false)
  • maxAge Time in seconds to cache the results (default: 86400)

Browser

jade.render('path/to/template', { values: for_template });

For direct access (for templates that have no need for partials).

jade.templates['path/to/template.jade'](locals);

Note: With render '.jade' extension is not required. Relative paths can be used in templates and in render function.

jade.render('path/../to/../test');

Credit

Large amounts of this code is inspired by TJ. Parts of express-expose and internal parts of express are recycled to make this happen.

Contributors

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2009-2011 Storify <info@storify.com>

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:

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