A "new" tag for the web:
The main reason why static generators (they are quite popular) need to exist in this day and age is the lack of an HTML import facility. With current HTML you can include pretty much everything, except for HTML itself (pretty lame IMHO).
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The goals of this library are a completely seamless experience including content via the
<include> tag. The experience
needs to be seamless in terms of:
- Simplicity: should work like a native tag
- Backward Compatibility: fails nicely in older browsers
- Speed: no screen flickering, fast load times (achieved via
- HTML import does not look like happening
- No more static generators for something as simple as an
- Avoid all the performance penalties and flicker associated with dynamic includes (via smart caching)
Hello World Example
Mandatory Hello World example (link takes you to JSFiddle):
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8" /> <script src="../lib/include.js"></script> </head> <body> <include src="header.html"></include> <article> <p>We are ACME Inc. We manufacture <b>everything</b>.</p> </article> <include src="footer.html"></include> </body> </html>
The fiddle is modified to load the files directly from GitHub, since there is no way to store files as fiddles.
- At this point
includecannot guard against infinite recursion
There are three visual tests in the
demo.html file. Additionally you can see the results for
15 browser shots in the
Do the usual GitHub fork and pull request dance. Add yourself to the contributors section of [package.json] too if you want to.
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