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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js Reading from Files

Teron Bullock
Teron Bullock
20,520 Points

Why are we using {} to represent no values? (7:00) renderer.view("header", {}, response);

Are we using the {} because they are universal place holders for function call parameters? Is it because the values are in a JSON obj? I understand that they need to be there I just don't understand why we can't use something like:

renderer.view("header", (), response); or renderer.view("header", "", response);

Thank you

The view method in renderer.js needs three params: templateName, value and response. The {} is an empty object, which is what it needs when you don't want to put content in it through this method. If you use (), it is not an empty object.

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Teron Bullock
Teron Bullock
20,520 Points

Thank you Sylvia, that makes sense.