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Is minimalistic ES6+ Templating Engine with Optional Helper methods for tasks like Promises, .... it is more light weight then lit-html while offering Cross Platform and Environment Support. Eg: WebWorker ServiceWorker NodeJS Browser.

it even is lit-html compatible the only striped out feature is directives its successor is customElements

it creates Efficient, Fast ,Expressive, Extensible HTML templates with JavaScript Tagged Template Literals that render in any Environment

offers also a Cross Environment WebComponents bridge to allow SSR and CustomElements without a JSDOM in nodejs so it offers highperformance low overhead SSR.

we encurage functional reactive programming via Streams and integrate in our examples the @direktspeed/stream lib wich offers extensiv predefined Stream Interfaces for Common and Imposibible Tasks.

import {html, htmlPromise, render, asElement, renderAsElement, getTagName, defineComponentElement} from 'tag-html';
// # String Methods
// This is a tag-html template function. It returns a tag-html template.
const helloTemplate = name => html`<div>Hello ${name}!</div>`;
// This renders <div>Hello Frank!</div> to the document body
render(helloTemplate('Frank'), document.body);
// This updates to <div>Hello Nils!</div>
render(helloTemplate('Nils'), document.body);
// In NodeJS
render(helloTemplate('Nils')) // => <div>Hello Nils!</div>;
render(helloTemplate('Nils'),{ innerHTML: '' }) // => { innerHTML: '<div>Hello Nils!</div>' };
let result 
console.log(result)//=> '<div>Hello Nils!</div>';
const templateAsFunction = (data=string) => `${data}`
const othertemplatewithdata = data => templateAsFunction(data)
// Working with promises
const helloTemplatePromise = name => htmlPromise`<div>Hello ${Promise.resolve('myName')}!</div>`;
getTagName(helloTemplate) //=> 'hello-template'
html`${asElement(helloTemplate)}` //=> '<hello-template><hello-template>'
// Components with customElements
renderAsElement(helloTemplate('Frank')) //=> '<hello-template><div>Frank!</div><hello-template>'
// you should always code your elements to be self defining like this on load.
defineComponentElement(class HelloTemplate extends ifHTMLElement {
    connectedCallback() {
        this.innerHTML = this.innerHTML+'!!!!'
}) //=> '<hello-template><div>Frank!!!!!</div><hello-template>'

How Components work

a tagHtmlComponent is a template so it can be String, Function, Object with a render method eg; class or constructor function to make Components Interactive you need to define customElements for the elements in the Component. You can use Components inside your customElements but you can't use customElements logic inside Components unless you use some DOM Pollyfill or you run exclusiv in a Browser Environment.

Template Processors

a Template Processor is a function that can accept an array [strArr,...vals] that can get reduced to [strArr,...vals] in opsit a renderer is something that can render the result of that

  • lit-html
  • tag-html/online
  • tag-html/domc
  • tag-html/IsElement
  • tag-html/domNodes

Template Renderer

  • lit-html
  • tag-html/*

Template Methods (Directives,Helpers)

This are function that you can use inside your templates they are compatible to any string producing engine in most times if they do handle domNodes then they can only be used with engines that support that value type tag-html domNodes renderer or lit-html come into mind here. In a Well Designed Application you will use domNode renderer or lit-html only inside your customElements not inside a Component as the component should be Crisp and only produce strings.

  • IsElement - used to insert a customElement with a uniq tagname ideal for handling version clashes if some one has to include none uniq named components from 3th party supplyers like diffrent code teams.
  • conditional - can be used to render a var if exist else return empty string

Old Deprecated How Components

Its a Constructor that registers as a custom-element if tag is supplyed and we are running in the browser It also returns a instantiat able representation of your Component that you can use via new myComponent it also acts as a registry if you use in a nodeJs Template it will look if it can get a representation of it even if customElements api is not there. if u use this style your components should be written in a way that accepts attributes as input for inital data.

tag-html Component Example NodeJS, Browser, WebWorker

import { html, render, Component } from 'tag-html';
// To Make a App Template simply return it without tag then its document!
const helloComponent = Component.define({
    tag: 'hello-world',
    template: ({ name }) => html`<div>Hello ${name}!</div>`,
    viewModel: { name: 'Frank' }
// In Nodejs
function (req,res,next) {
     *  <html><head></head><body>
     *  <hello-world><div>Hello Frank!</div></hello-world><br />
     *  <hello-world><div>Hello Nils!</div></hello-world><br />
     *  </body></html>
// In the Browser

TODO Implament domc

TODO Component patterns

We Should show new syntax for reUseable Components eg component + defineComponentDefinition

  • A Component can be String, Function, anything with a render function on it
  • If you want to use it as CustomElement you Should follow Naming Confention UpperCamelCase as function name or object name or class name
// Deprecated define examples. superseeded by new component model
// supports partials
const partial = name => html`${new helloComponent({ name })}<br />`
const myApp = Component.define({
    template: ({ names }) => html`<html><head></head><body>
    viewModel: { names: ['Frank', 'Nils'] }
// no partial app
const myAppNoPart = Component.define({
    template: ({ names }) => html`<html><head></head><body>
    ${ => `${new helloComponent({ name })}<br />`).join('')}
    viewModel: { names: ['Frank', 'Nils'] }

Advanced of Advanced

Give a Component Access to Outer Scope

use call apply bind methods on the function 

List of Promising Projects

  • htm npm package that can be used to create react components.


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