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Havana component renderer

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A component renderer.

Havana component renderer works with an HTML response handler such as Havana component compiler or a library with an interchangeable API. When a component compiler publishes a component.render event Havana component renderer will use the Fetch API to retrieve the component template (the endpoint is worked out from the root URL, component directory and template pattern passed in on instantiation plus the component name). Havana component renderer will then compile the template using the compiler function passed in on instantiation (i.e. mustache.compile). The compiler function is expected to return a function, which is then invoked with the component's properties object. An HTML string is returned and published by Havana component renderer in a component.rendered event.

How to install

npm install havana-component-renderer

How to use

import ComponentCompiler from 'havana-component-compiler';
import ComponentHandler from 'havana-component-handler';
import ComponentRenderer from 'havana-component-renderer';
import Event from 'havana-event';
import Router from 'havana-router';
import Server from 'havana-server';
import Static from 'havana-static';
import handlebars from 'handlebars';
const event = new Event();
const port = 3000;
const reporting = {
  'level': 2, 
  'reporter': console.log,
const server = new Server({
  'event': event,
  'reporting': reporting,
new Static({
  'event': event,
  'reporting': reporting,
  'rootDir': __dirname,
  'staticDir': 'public',
new Router({
  'event': event,
  'reporting': reporting,
  'routes': [
      'url': '/',
      'method': 'GET',
      'components': [
          'component': 'page',
          'properties': {
            'content': 'Hello world',
new ComponentCompiler({
  'event': event,
  'reporting': reporting,
new ComponentRenderer({
  'compiler': handlebars.compile,
  'componentDir': 'component',
  'event': event,
  'reporting': reporting,
  'rootURL': `http://localhost:${port}`,
  'templatePattern': ':name/template/:name.hbs',
new ComponentHandler({
  'event': event,
  'reporting': reporting,
server.listen( port );

The above will expect the following directory structure:

— server.js
— public
  — component
    — page
      — template
        — page.hbs

Event list

Events take the form of Havana event or a library with an interchangeable API.


  • component.rendered: Signifies that a component has been rendered into an HTML string for consumption by a component compiler.


  • component.render: Allows a component compiler to notify Havana component renderer that it requires a component object rendered to an HTML string.


Havana component renderer is written using ES2015+ syntax.

However, by default this module will use an ES5 compatible file that has been compiled using Babel.

In the dist directory there are four files, the default is renderer.server.js. The default when using a client-side bundler that supports the browser field spec is renderer.browser.js.

Havana component renderer currently requires the Babel polyfill. You are expected to supply this yourself. However, as a courtesy you will also find renderer.server.with-polyfill.js and renderer.browser.with-polyfill.js in the dist directory.


npm i havana-component-renderer

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