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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
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Reusing templates with partials in EJS

Partial templates are larger sections of HTML which need to be included multiple times from multiple pages. Common uses for partial templates include headers, footers, site menus, login boxes, alerts, and so on.

The latest version of EJS doesn't natively support partial templates; they have been removed. However, there is another way to use other templates from within a template, by including the compiled template itself in the data model.

In this recipe, we're going to render a conversation thread using a recursive partial template written in EJS.

Getting ready

We need to download EJS from and extract ejs_production.js in our recipe folder.

How to do it...

Let's get started.

  1. Create index.html, which will contain the conversation placeholder, the main conversation template, and the recursive partial thread template:

    <title>Partials in EJS</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type...