Bess is a stylesheet language for describing behavioral rules with familiar, CSS-like constructs and syntax. Specifically, it is a simplified language which is compatible with CSS's forward compatible grammar.
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bess

Bess is a stylesheet language for describing behavioral rules with familiar, CSS-like constructs and syntax. Specifically, it is a simplified language which is compatible with CSS's forward compatible grammar.

Including Bess Rules

Bess rules are placed in a style or link tag with the type="text/bess"

  <style type="text/bess"></style>

All bess rules are defined with the following grammar:

[selector]:[state]{
	[module]-[property]:  [value or typefn];
}

in which:

  • selector is any valid selector,
  • state is any named event
  • module is any registered module (see below)
  • value is a single quoted string or a number or typefn is any registered resolver function(see below)

Modules

Modules are anonymous requirejs modules functions defined as follows:

alert.js

define([], [{

	 // the name of the module being defined
	name: 'alert',  	
	
	// one of either 'module' or 'type'
	type: 'module',
	
	// a list of the properties supported by this module, order defines shorthand order
	properties:['text'],
	
	// the default for each property value if not specified, can use built-ins:
	//   - Bess.resolvers._find()  
	//   - Bess.resolvers._str('slow')
	//   - Bess.resolvers._obj()
	defaults:{
		'text': Bess.resolvers._str('') 
	},
	
	// define how it is applied, 
	// - dat is a data object containing (all of) the resolved
	//   properties defined for this module at the moment it becomes relevant
	// - el is the element upon which the rule became relevant
	apply: function(dat,el){
		alert(dat.text);
	}
}]);

modules/types and packages of modules and types can be imported into your Bess with an @import rule at the top of your sheet. The above example might be imported as:

<style type="text/bess">
	@import package('alert.js');
	
	h1:html-inserted {
		effect-name: 'fadeOut';
		effect-duration: 1000;
	}

	h1:post-fadeOut {
		html-source: '<div>Goodbye!</div>';
		effect-name: 'fadeIn';
	}
	
	h1:click{
		alert: 'oh my goodness';
	}
	
	#myShowButton:click{
		class-op:   'remove', 'add';
		class-name: 'off', 'off';
		class-target: find('.someMagicContent, #myHideButton'), find('#myShowButton');
	}

	#myHideButton:click{
		class-op:   'remove', 'add';
		class-name: 'off', 'off';
		class-target: find('#myShowButton'), find('.someMagicContent, #myHideButton');
	}

</style>