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A (relatively) tiny jQuery-like HTML templating library written in Java. In a nutshell, here's how to use moulder:

  1. parse a document
  2. select one or more elements (using jQuery's selectors syntax)
  3. apply one or more modifiers on the previous selection (add/remove/modify attribute, set text, repeat, ...)
  4. go back to 2 to alter as many other elements as needed
  5. profit !

Using this library

To use this library in your projects, just add the following to the dependencies section of your pom.xml (moulder is deployed in central):


I've compiled some simple and elementary use cases in this gist, and some more complex and advanced use cases in this gist.

Here's a quick sample of how moulder can be used to manipulate html:

Given this markup:

        <h1>dummy text to be replaced</h1>

This moulder based snippet:

Document doc = Jsoup.parse(HTML);
MoulderShop m = new MoulderShop();

List<String> items = Arrays.asList("summer", "autumn", "winter", "spring");

        attr("class", seq("even", "odd").cycle()),


Will generate the following:

        <h1 class="even">Spring</h1>
        <h1 class="odd">Summer</h1>
        <h1 class="even">Autumn</h1>
        <h1 class="odd">Winter</h1>

Or in plain english:

  • repeat the h1 element as many times as there are items in the list
  • For each generated h1 element, set it's class to even or odd
  • Also set it's text content to the corresponding season
  • And finally, append a paragraph after it


You need a Java 5 (or newer) environment and Maven 3 installed:

$ mvn --version
Apache Maven 3.0-beta-1 (r935667; 2010-04-19 19:00:39+0200)
Java version: 1.6.0_20
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux" version: "2.6.32-22-generic" arch: "amd64" Family: "unix"

You should now be able to do a full build of ojaas:

$ git clone git://
$ cd moulder-j
$ mvn clean install


Please consider using Github issues tracker to submit bug reports or feature requests.


See LICENSE for details.

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