re: Why the React community is missing the point about Web Components VIEW POST

TOP OF THREAD FULL DISCUSSION
re: That extension doesn't negate the fact that it remains a string blob inside Javascript. Having a string inside a programming language and calling i...

I wonder how do you feel about writing inside <script> and <style> tags in HTML. In which ways <script> alert("hi") </script> differs from template.innerHTML = "<div> hi </div>"? (Provided that there's tooling support and that the browser knows it has to parse the latter string as HTML not JavaScript.)

I wonder if people actually know what tagged literals are in JS.

Hint:

html`string`

is nothing more than a single function call with, you guessed it, a string

html('string', ...)

No amount of word twisting and wishful thinking can change that. I really advise you to look at what lit-html does such as diligently parsing this string looking for tags and markers: github.com/Polymer/lit-html/blob/m...

And no. the browser does not know how to "parse this string as HTML". Because it's just a string, it's handled as a string, and is used a string, and nothing else.

You all realize that JavaScript is just a string in a file without an engine to parse, compile, and execute it, right?

Well, it's a drop more complicated than that. Tagged template literals know about their static and dynamic parts. And lit-html uses template tags and weakmaps for fast parsing and efficient storage.

Im fine with it being string blobs, string parsing is much faster than html parsing.

code of conduct - report abuse