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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js Binding Values

Duy Khanh
Duy Khanh
Courses Plus Student 4,911 Points

I can not bind the value ? Help me

I dont know what wrong in my code , i can not bind the value

var fs = require("fs");

function mergeValues(values, content) {
  //Cycle over the keys
  for(let key in values) {
    //Replace all {{key}} with the value from the values object
    content = content.replace(`{{${key}}}`, values[key]);
  //return merged content
  return content;

function view(templateName, values, response) {
  //Read from the template file
  var fileContents = fs.readFileSync('././view/' + templateName + '.html', {encoding: "utf8"});
  //Insert values in to the content
  fileContents = mergeValues(values, fileContents);
  //Write out the contents to the response

module.exports.view = view;

1 Answer

I think the issue is with this line:

var fileContents = fs.readFileSync('././view/' + templateName + '.html', {encoding: "utf8"});

I think your path to the html file is off. Are you actually getting the correct fileContents from this?

Duy Khanh
Duy Khanh
Courses Plus Student 4,911 Points

i make a folder name module inclue render.js and the view in another so i put ././ is not right ?

What is your directory structure? If you want to step out of your current folder you need to do ../ and ./ means in the current folder