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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js A Simple Merge Utility

I have no idea what to place in this one?

I am completely clueless as it sometimes happens

var utilities = require("./utilities");

var mailValues = {};

mailValues.first_name = "Janet";

var emailTemplate = "Hi %first_name%! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)";

var mergedContent = utilities.merge(emailTemplate, mailValues);

//mergedContent === "Hi Janet! Thanks for completing this code challenge :)";
function merge(content, values) {
  var values = "Dear %merge.values%";
  return content;

module.exports.merge = merge;

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,149 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • you mignt want to use a loop to iterate through the properties of the "values" object
  • for each property, you could search for the key (within %'s) in the "content" template
  • for each place where the key is found you could replace that string with the property's value

your answer is right i do have to say, it was indeed using values in a for each loop % -*