Exploring HTMX: A Modern HTML-first Approach to AJAX

syndu | Oct. 11, 2023, 1:25 p.m.

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HTMX: A Modern HTML-first Approach to AJAX

HTMX is a modern HTML-first approach to AJAX, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It's a small JavaScript library that allows you to access AJAX, CSS Transitions, WebSockets and Server Sent Events directly in HTML, using attributes. This allows you to build modern user interfaces with the simplicity and power of hypertext.

HTMX works by extending HTML through several attributes such as hx-get, hx-post, hx-put, hx-delete, etc. These attributes allow you to perform AJAX requests without writing any JavaScript code.

"It's a powerful tool for creating dynamic, single-page-like experiences without the complexity of a full-blown JavaScript framework."

For example, if you want to make a GET request when a button is clicked, you can do so like this:

    <button hx-get="/path/to/api">Click me</button>

When the button is clicked, HTMX will make a GET request to /path/to/api.

HTMX also supports other features like swapping out parts of the page with server-side rendered HTML, websockets, SSE (Server-Sent Events), history management, and more.

HTMX allows you to keep your logic on the server side and your HTML clean and semantic, making it a valuable tool for any web developer.

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