This extension supports transforming a JSON request response into HTML via a client-side template before it is swapped into the DOM. Currently three client-side templating engines are supported:
When you add this extension on an element, any element below it in the DOM can use one of three attributes named
mustache-template) with a template ID, and the extension will resolve and render
the template the standard way for that template engine:
mustache- looks a mustache <script> tag up by ID for the template content
handlebars- looks in the
Handlebars.partialscollection for a template with that name
nunjucks- resolves the template by name via `nunjucks.render(
The AJAX response body will be parsed as JSON and passed into the template rendering.
<div hx-ext="client-side-templates"> <button hx-get="/some_json" mustache-template="my-mustache-template"> Handle with mustache </button> <button hx-get="/some_json" handlebars-template="my-handlebars-template"> Handle with handlebars </button> <button hx-get="/some_json" nunjucks-template="my-nunjucks-template"> Handle with nunjucks </button> </div>
To use the client side template, you will need to include htmx, the extension, and the rendering engine.
Here is an example of this setup for Mustache using
If you wish to put a template into another file, you can use a directive such as
<script src="my-template" id="template-id" type="text/mustache">
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width"> <title>JS Bin</title> <script src="https://unpkg.com/htmx.org"></script> <script src="https://unpkg.com/htmx.org/dist/ext/client-side-templates.js"></script> <script src="https://unpkg.com/mustache@latest"></script> </head> <body> <div hx-ext="client-side-templates"> <button hx-get="https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/todos/1" hx-swap="innerHTML" hx-target="#content" mustache-template="foo"> Click Me </button> <p id="content">Start</p> <template id="foo"> <p> and and </> htmx - high power tools for html and </p> </template> </div> </body> </html>
Here is a jsbin playground to try this out.
Unfortunately, the solution will vary depending on the provider of the web service. Depending on what you are trying to do, you may find it easier to rely on your server-side framework to manage/proxy these requests to 3rd parties services.