hx-sse

The hx-sse allows you to work with Server Sent Event EventSources directly from HTML. The value of the attribute can be one or more of the following, separated by white space:

Swap Message Content

When an SSE connection has been established (using the connect keyword) the contents of SSE messages can be swapped into the DOM using the swap keyword. This can be done on the element that creates the SSE connection, or any child element of it. Multiple elements can use swap to listen for Server Sent Events.

Here is an example:

<div hx-sse="connect:/event_stream swap:eventName">
  ...
</div>

This example connects to a Server Sent Event stream, and begins swapping events named eventName into the same element.

Here is another example:

<div hx-sse="connect:/event_stream">
  <div hx-sse="swap:eventName1">
    ...
  </div>
  <div hx-sse="swap:eventName2">
    ...
  </div>
</div>

This example connects the Server Sent Event stream to the parent node, and directs different events to different child nodes based on the event name returned by the server.

Trigger Server Callbacks

When a connection for server sent events has been established, child elements can listen for these events by using the special hx-trigger syntax sse:<event_name>. This, when combined with an hx-get or similar will trigger the element to make a request.

Here is an example:

  <div hx-sse="connect:/event_stream">
    <div hx-get="/chatroom" hx-trigger="sse:chatter">
      ...
    </div>
  </div>

This example establishes an SSE connection to the event_stream end point which then triggers a GET to the /chatroom url whenever the chatter event is seen.

Named Events

The Server Sent Event specification allows servers to optionally include an event name with every event. Named events look like this:

event: EventName
data: <div>Content to swap into your HTML page.</div>
<div hx-sse="connect:/server-url swap:eventName></div>

Data Only Events

Alternatively, servers can proved data only events that do not have a name. In this case, Javascript (and HTMX) use the name "message" like this:

data: <div>Content to swap into your HTML page.</div>
<div hx-sse="connect:/server-url swap:message></div>

Notes