#30 new
Alex Koppel

JST Processor doesn't escape code

Reported by Alex Koppel | July 7th, 2011 @ 02:21 PM

Hey,

Thanks for the great gem. I may be using it wrong, but JST doesn't seem to work for me.

In a manifest, I included a jST file called trip_list.jst via:
    //= require views/trip_list

In the resulting js file, I get the following:
    this.JST["views/trip_list"] = <ul class="tripList"> // etc

Which of course gives me a browser error:
    home.bundle:32 Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token <

It looks like the JST is not being properly formatted / inserted as a string inside the resulting JS file.

I've probably just missed a step somewhere, but would be happy to submit a pull request if this is a genuine bug. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Alex

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  • Andrew

    Andrew August 11th, 2011 @ 01:15 PM

    • Assigned user set to “Sam Stephenson”
    • Tag set to invalid

    Alex

    The JST processor simply takes the results from other template processes and places it in a JST lookup table.
    If you want the template escaped then it should be run through a different template process first.

    Examples

    view.jst:

        <p>Hello World</p>
    

    results in:

        this.JST['view'] = <p>Hello World</p>
    

    If you install the hamljs gem (which I just wrote because I had to just figure this out), then:

    view.jst.haml:

        %p Hello World
    

    results in:

        this.JST['view'] = HAML('%p Hello World')
    

    You can use other preprocessors such as ejs (gem by the same author as sprockets)

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