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Render HTML from Python using plain data structures, inspired by Clojure's Hiccup

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piccup

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[EXPERIMENTAL]

Render HTML from Python using plain data structures, inspired by Clojure's Hiccup.

Installation

pip install piccup

Usage

piccup allows you to write HTML using plain Python data structures.

>>> p.html(['p', 'hello'])
'<p>hello</p>'

Each HTML node is defined using [element, attributes, contents] triple. element string is required, attributes dict and contents object are optional.

>>> p.html(['a',
            {'href': 'http://example.com'}, 
            'Click Me'])
'<a href="http://example.com">Click Me</a>'

Nested HTML nodes are passed to contents.

>>> p.html(['ul', 
            [['li', 'first'], 
             ['li', 'second'], 
             ['li', 'third']]])
'<ul><li>first</li><li>second</li><li>third</li></ul>'

piccup uses simple data structures, so you can write normal Python code instead of a foreign templating language.

>>> p.html(['ul',
            [['li', {'class': 'link-item'},
              ['a', {'href': 'http://example.com/{}'.format(e)}, e]]
             for e in ['item1', 'item2', 'item3']]])
'<ul><li class="link-item"><a href="http://example.com/item1">item1</a></li><li class="link-item"><a href="http://example.com/item2">item2</a></li><li class="link-item"><a href="http://example.com/item3">item3</a></li></ul>'

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