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add contentFor #31

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sr3d commented Mar 1, 2013

Inspired by ejs-layout, I update the code to support contentFor block with following syntax:

inside the view

<%- contentFor('leftNav') -%>

<%- contentFor('someOtherSection') -%>

inside the layout

<%- contentFor.leftNav -%>
.. // snipped ...
<%- contentFor.someOtherSection -%>

sr3d added some commits Feb 28, 2013

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supports for extended block of HTML to be included in the layout.  Inspired by ejs-layout 

RandomEtc commented Mar 1, 2013

Sounds great! Apologies if it takes a few days to get to testing/merging
this. Thanks for the contribution!

medanat commented Mar 16, 2013


This would be awesome. I'm wondering about one thing, when is stopped the code included into a contentFor in the View?

I mean, if I want to set some contentFor, in the example it looks like it pass all the code until the next contentFor. But what if I want to have some kind of end to have source code that won't be in any contentFor?

<%- contentFor('leftNav') -%>
// Stop it, the block for leftNav ends here.
<%- contentForEnd('leftNav') -%>

// This isn't in any contentFor block.

// Another contentFor block?
<%- contentFor('someOtherSection') -%>

Here we could end a block manually to stop and it would allow to have some code after the block that belongs to the view.

The issue with the current solution is that we need to set the contentFor blocks at the end of the file, else we wouldn't be able to "stop" a block. I hope I've been clear.

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