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node-pate v0.0.6

Simple XPath-oriented, Express-compatible Template Engine

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About Pâté

Pâté (/ˈpæteɪ/) is a simple XPath-oriented, express-compatible template engine for Node.js

Features

  • Support for simple XPath selectors
  • Formatting via external lib
  • Compatible with Express view engine

Installation

npm install node-pate

Dependencies

Pâté depends on libxmljs, thus compilation is needed via node-gyp

Dependencies (more info):

Basic usage

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Express example

Application:

var express = require('express');
var app = express();
var router = express.Router();

var pate = require('node-pate');
var formatter = require('./format_lib.js')

// view engine setup
app.engine('html', pate.__express);
app.set('views', path.join(__dirname, 'views'));

...

router.get('/test', function(req, res, next) {
  res.render('templates/test.html', {
    xml: '<data><row><bread name="Bretzel" price="42.56" /></row></data>',
    xpath: '/*/*',
    format_lib: formatter
  });
});

Test:

cd test-express && node bin/www

Go to: http://localhost:3000/test

Namespaces

To use a namespace put it inside the options object in the form:

ns: {
    prefix: 'URI'
}

Status

This software is still evolving. There are likely cases that it cannot handle, so file a feature request in github if there is something you think it should do.

Limitations

  • No array iteration support
  • Ugly logo ):

Inspirations

  • https://github.com/twitter/hogan.js
  • http://mustache.github.io/
  • https://github.com/dnewcome/jath

License

Pâté is provided under the MIT free software license. See the file LICENSE for the full text.

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