Modern language for markup generation with Python-like concise syntax, custom tags & Django integration. HTML templates reinvented.
Hypertag is a modern language for front-end development that allows writing markup documents in a way similar to writing Python scripts, where indentation determines relationships between nested elements and removes the need for explicit closing tags. Hypertag provides:
- Advanced control of rendering process with native control blocks (if, for, while, try).
- High level of modularity thanks to Python-like imports and explicit context specification.
- Unprecedented support for code reuse with native custom tags.
- Native DOM representation and DOM manipulation during rendering.
- Embedded compound expressions.
- All Python operators to manipulate arbitrary Python objects.
- Custom pipeline operator (
:) for chaining multiple functions as filters.
- Expression qualifiers (
!?) to create alternative paths of calculation and handle edge cases easily.
- Built-in tags for HTML5 generation and for general purposes.
- Integrated Python built-ins.
- Integrated Django filters.
- Django connector.
pip install hypertag-lang # watch out the name, it is "hypertag-lang"
from hypertag import HyperHTML html = HyperHTML().render(script) # rendering of a Hypertag `script` to HTML
Why to use Hypertag
- Concise syntax: inspired by Python, the indentation-based syntax is a lot cleaner, more readable and maintainable than raw markup; it requires less typing, is less redundant, and lets you concentrate on coding rather than chasing unmatched opening-closing tags.
- Code reuse by means of functions/classes is the corner stone of programming, yet it is missing from HTML; this is fixed now with Hypertag: programmers can create reusable components in a form of custom tags (hypertags), defined either as Python functions (external tags) or directly in a document using Hypertag syntax (native tags); hypertags can be parameterized and may represent complex pieces of combined: content, style and layout - for a reuse across documents.
- Fine-grained control over rendering process is possible with a range of native control blocks (for, while, if-elif-else, try-else) constituting a core part of Hypertag syntax, unlike in templating languages, where control structures are artificially overlaid on top of another language (HTML).
- Modularity in Hypertag is modeled after Python's: every script may import tags and variables from other scripts, from Python modules, and from the dynamic context of script rendering; scripts and modules are arranged into packages; with these mechanisms in place, building libraries of reusable components is easy and fun.
- Applicability to different target languages. Hypertag is not just a templating system put on top of HTML. Hypertag is a full-featured standalone programming language tailored to the generation of documents of all kinds. By defining new tags, Hypertag can be adapted to produce an arbitrary document description language.
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