lucid: Clear to write, read and edit DSL for HTML

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Clear to write, read and edit DSL for HTML.

See the Lucid module for more documentation.


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Dependencies base (>=4.8 && <4.12), blaze-builder (>=0.4.0.0), bytestring (>=0.10.6.0), containers (>=0.5.6.2), hashable (>=1.2.3.2), mmorph (>=1.0.3), mtl (>=2.2), semigroups (>=0.16.1), text (>=1.2.0.2), transformers (>=0.4.2.0), unordered-containers (>=0.2.5.1) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2014-2017 Chris Done
Author Chris Done
Maintainer chrisdone@gmail.com, oleg.grenrus@iki.fi
Revised Revision 1 made by phadej at Thu Apr 5 12:27:33 UTC 2018
Category Web
Home page https://github.com/chrisdone/lucid
Uploaded by phadej at Thu Mar 15 14:24:55 UTC 2018
Distributions Arch:2.9.10, Debian:2.9.4, LTSHaskell:2.9.10, NixOS:2.9.10, Stackage:2.9.10
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Clear to write, read and edit DSL for writing HTML

Documentation

lucid-from-html will convert html to the lucid DSL, though it is experimental.

Introduction

HTML terms in Lucid are written with a postfix ‘_’ to indicate data rather than code. Some examples:

p_, class_, table_, style_

See Lucid.Html5 for a complete list of Html5 combinators.

Plain text is written using the OverloadedStrings and ExtendedDefaultRules extensions, and is automatically escaped:

λ> "123 < 456" :: Html ()
123 &lt; 456

Elements nest by function application:

λ> table_ (tr_ (td_ (p_ "Hello, World!"))) :: Html ()
<table><tr><td><p>Hello, World!</p></td></tr></table>

Elements are juxtaposed via monoidal append:

λ> p_ "hello" <> p_ "sup" :: Html ()
<p>hello</p><p>sup</p>

Or monadic sequencing:

λ> div_ (do p_ "hello"; p_ "sup") :: Html ()
<div><p>hello</p><p>sup</p></div>

Attributes are set by providing an argument list:

λ> p_ [class_ "brand"] "Lucid Inc" :: Html ()
<p class="brand">Lucid Inc</p>

Here is a fuller example of Lucid:

table_ [rows_ "2"]
       (tr_ (do td_ [class_ "top",colspan_ "2",style_ "color:red"]
                    (p_ "Hello, attributes!")
                td_ "yay!"))
<table rows="2">
  <tr>
    <td style="color:red" colspan="2" class="top">
      <p>Hello, attributes!</p>
    </td>
    <td>yay!</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Rendering

For proper rendering you can easily run some HTML immediately with:

λ> renderText (p_ "Hello!")
"<p>Hello!</p>"

Or to bytes:

λ> renderBS (p_ [style_ "color:red"] "Hello!")
"<p style=\"color:red\">Hello!</p>"

For ease of use in GHCi, there is a Show instance, as demonstrated above.

If the above rendering functions aren't suited for your purpose, you can run the monad directly via execHtml and use the more low-level blaze Builder, which has a plethora of output modes in Blaze.ByteString.Builder.

See the documentation for the Lucid module for information about using it as a monad transformer.

Transforming

You can use lift to call parent monads.

λ> runReader (renderTextT (html_ (body_ (do name <- lift ask
                                            p_ [class_ "name"] (toHtml name)))))
             ("Chris" :: String)
"<html><body><p class=\"name\">Chris</p></body></html>"