Latest version: 1.0.0-beta.17
At its core, diffHTML is an extremely lightweight and optimized HTML parser and Virtual DOM specifically designed for modern web UIs. These interfaces can be applications, games, data visualizations, or anything else that you may want to render in a web browser or Node.
- Parses real HTML and supports JSX & Tagged Templates.
- Memory efficient VDOM rendering that utilizes object pooling.
- Transitions for animations and hooking into DOM changes.
- Powerful middleware extends diffHTML with additional features.
- Web and React-compatible stateful components.
- View and debug your code using the Chrome DevTools extension.
The following list of modules are nested in the
/packages folder. They make
up the foundation of the diffHTML ecosystem.
npm install diffhtml
The core public API for creating user interfaces. Contains a standard build which includes everything, and a smaller optimized build that excludes the HTML parser and performance metrics, which is useful for those who want to minimize the filesize.
npm install diffhtml-components
Provides constructors and middleware to rendering stateful/stateless components seamlessly with diffHTML. The API will be very familiar to anyone who has used React as the class methods and structure is the same. While the APIs are very similar, if you want true React compatibility, check out the diffhtml-react-compat package.
npm install diffhtml-render-to-string
Use to render your input to string. This is useful for server-side rendering, testing, and HTML/XML transformations.
npm install babel-plugin-transform-diffhtml
Transforms your input into function calls. This eliminates the need for runtime parsing. This is similar to how React compiles down JSX.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-inline-transitions
By default diffHTML provides transition hooks at a global level. This middleware turns them into scoped, performant, event hooks.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-linter
This module will run various linting rules on your input to ensure you are writing valid/well-formed HTML. This was inspired by and uses rules from the HTMLHint project.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-logger
Logs out diffHTML state from the start and end of every render transaction.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-synthetic-events
Changes the event binding from inline event handlers like
onclick = fnto use
addEventListener. Events are attached to the
bodyelement and coordinated to children through delegation.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-verify-state
Asserts that a render properly updated the old Virtual Tree and the DOM. Will recursively search for inconsistencies, displays warnings unless debugging is enabled, then it throws errors instead.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-service-worker
Helps with the creation of a service worker for PWAs, available as a convenience to make development more friendlier.
npm install diffhtml-react-compat
Highly Experimental: This is a compatibility package meant to be a drop-in replacement for the modules:
react-dom. It wraps the diffHTML Components package as the base for the component constructors. It then layers additional React-specific APIs.
npm install diffhtml-static-sync
Highly Experimental: A work-in-progress static HTML server that automatically reloads your markup as you save using Web Sockets.
Chrome Extension providing DevTools for inspecting and learning more about your running diffHTML code. Currently logs information about transactions, allows toggling active middleware, and displays some memory internals.
The source for the www.diffhtml.org website.