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Tiny JavaScript Templating.

Project Description


tjst = Tiny JavaScript Templating

High performance JS template engine.

It supports:

  • Anything you can write on JS =)
  • Server-side and client-side compilation.
  • …?

It not supports:

  • Templates inheritence.
  • Includes.
  • …?


$ git clone
$ cd tjst && python install


$ pip install tjst


tjst supports only <% %> and <%= %> tags.

Suppose, we have file index.html file in some folder:

<!doctype html>
        <script src="tpl.js"></script>
        <div id="content"></div>

            var context = {
                users: [
                    {name: "Jeff", online: true,   info: "Jeff likes html"},
                    {name: "Mike", online: true,   info: "Mike likes css"},
                    {name: "Rose", online: false,  info: "Rose likes javascript"},
                    {name: "Anna", online: false,  info: "Anna likes perl"},
            document.getElementById('content').innerHTML = templates['tpl.html'](context);

And template file tpl.html in the same folder:

<% for (var i = 0; i < users.length; i++) { %>
        <strong style="color: <%=users[i].online ? 'green' : 'red'%>"><%=users[i].name%></strong> - <%=users[i].info%>
<% } %>

Install tjst and go to this folder. Compile template:

$ tjst-compile tpl.html tpl.js

Now view index.html in your browser. You can find all examples here:

Use as command-line tool

$ tjst-compile -e html,my-tpl-extension /path/to/template/file.html/or/folder /path/to/compiled/file.js

Use in python code

from tjst import compile_text2text, compile_file2file
js = compile_text2text('''
<% for (var i = 0; i < 10; i++) { %>
<% } %>
compile_file2file('templates_file_or_dir_path', 'dst_path.js', ['html', 'txt', 'my-ext'])


You can run tests with following commands:

$ git clone
$ cd tjst && python test


  • Basic functionality. Py3 support was not tested.

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