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Dommy is a no-nonsense ClojureScript templating and DOM manipulation library

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A ClojureScript DOM manipulation, templating and event library.


Add the following dependency to your project.clj:

[prismatic/dommy "0.1.2"]


DOM nodes are selected using macros, which expand to the correct native dom calls. Because selectors don't wrap returned nodes, there is a distinction between single and multiple selections. A selector can be a keyword, string or vector.

    [dommy.utils :as utils]
    [dommy.core :as dommy])
    [dommy.macros :only [node sel sel1]]))

(sel1 :body) ; => document.body
(sel1 :#header) ; => document.getElementById("header")
(sel1 ".todo") ; => document.getElementsByClassName("todo")[0]

(sel [:#todos :li]) ; => document.querySelectorAll("#todos li")

DOM Manipulation

Inspired by jQuery, but adapted to be functional in order to better fit with ClojureScript core.

(dommy/append! (sel1 :#todos) [:.todo "Eat some cake"])

(doseq [todo (sel :.todo)]
  (dommy/add-class! todo :complete))

(map dommy/text (sel :.todo))

Functions that modify take the target dom node as their first argument, and return the same modified node, allowing the use of threading macros to accomplish jQuery-like chaining.

(-> (sel1 :#my-button)
    (dommy/remove-attr! :disabled)
    (dommy/add-class! :active)
    (dommy/set-text! "Click me!"))

(->> (sel :.image)
     (filter #(> (dommy/px % :width) 500))
     (map #(dommy/add-class! % :big-image)))

Dom manipulation is defined in dommy.core and dommy.attrs.


Templating syntax is based on Hiccup, a great HTML library for Clojure. Instead of returning a string of html, dommy's node macro returns a DOM node.

  (:require [dommy.core])
    [dommy.macros :only [node]]))

    (for [r (range 2)]
      [:span.text (str "word" r)])]) ;; => [object HTMLElement]

;; Styles can be inlined as a map
      {:color "#aaa"
       :text-decoration "line-through"}}])

The deftemplate macro is useful syntactic sugar for defining a function that returns a DOM node.

  (:require [dommy.core])
    [dommy.macros :only [node deftemplate]]))

(defn simple-template [cat]
  (node [:img {:src cat}]))

(deftemplate simple-template [cat]
  [:img {:src cat}])

Thanks to @ibdknox, you can define view logic for custom types by implementing the PElement protocol:

(defrecord MyModel [data]
   (-elem [this] (node [:p (str "My data " data)])))

(dommy/append! (sel1 :body) (MyModel. "is big"))

Type-Hinting Template Macros

One caveat of using the compile-macro is that if you have a compound element (a vector element) and want to have a non-literal map as the attributes (the second element of the vector), then you need to use ^:attrs meta-data so the compiler knows to process this symbol as a map of attributes in the runtime system. Here's an example:

(node [:a ^:attrs (merge m1 m2)])


Listening for events in dommy is pretty straightforward. listen! takes a DOM node, a macro describing the event and the function to run in the case of that event being triggered.

    [dommy.core :as dommy])
    [dommy.macros :only [sel1]]))

(defn clickEvent [event]
    (.log js/console "You have clicked the button! Congratulations"))

(dommy/listen! (sel1 :#clickButton)
                :click clickEvent)


For all pull requests, please ensure your tests pass (or add test cases) before submitting.

$ lein test


Copyright (C) 2013 Prismatic

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.

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