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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
About the Reviewers

Rendering objects using Handlebars

Handlebars is a template language that adds minimal syntax to HTML. Its goal is to minimize the amount of logic present in the template and force the passed model object to correspond to what should be rendered in the view.

In this recipe, we will demonstrate some of the advantages and shortcomings of Handlebars using a simple example. We're going to render a user greeting based on the time of the day.

Getting ready

We need to download Handlebars from The browser version is in the dist directory. Create a directory for the example and copy handlebars.js to this directory, or download directly (on Linux):


How to do it...

Let's write the code:

  1. Create index.html containing a name input, a greeting placeholder, and the Handlebars template:

    <title>Displaying objects with Handlebars</title>