Noah Huppert Noah Huppert - 5 months ago 161
AngularJS Question

Using Express Handlebars and Angular JS

Background



I am currently building a website that uses NodeJS for the server, Express Handlebars(Just Handlebars but server side) , and hopefully AngularJS for some client side stuff.




The Problem



AngularJS and Handlebars use the same syntax for templating

{{foo}}


This causes a problem where AngularJS code will be interpreted by Express Handlebars first, which will then throw an error because the data it is trying to pull only exists in Angular not Node.




The Question



Is there a way to get AngularJS and Express Handlebars to work together?




Possible Solutions




  • Change the syntax of AngularJS

    • I was looking at BackboneJS and it looks like it is possible to change the syntax. There could possibly be something similar is AngularJS.


  • Create a
    ng
    helper in Express Handlebars.

    • It would just return its un-parsed content. However I couldn't figure out how to do this.



Answer

Your first solution is possible, AngularJS allow to change the start/end symbols of text interpolation like this:

appModule.config(function($interpolateProvider) {
  $interpolateProvider.startSymbol('{[{');
  $interpolateProvider.endSymbol('}]}');
});

Then you could use it in your template:

<div>{[{message}]}</div>

Also see: $interpolateProvider documentation

Hope this helps.