Scriggo templates

Scriggo templates supports inheritance, macros, partials, imports and contextual autoescaping but most of all it uses the Go language as the template scripting language.


The following is a minimal example of a template file written with Scriggo:

{% extends "layout.html" %}
{% import "banners.html" %}
{% macro Body %}
      {% for product in products %}
      <li><a href="{{ product.URL }}">{{ product.Name }}</a></li>
      {% end %}
    {{ render "pagination.html" }}
    {{ Banner() }}
{% end %}

The double curly braces:

{{ product.Name }}

shows the content of a variable and in general the result of the evaluation of an expression.

Single curly braces with a percent sign:

{% if product.Stock > 10 %} good availability {% end %}

are statements or declarations that allow you to define the layout, execute repeated or condition-based code, and declare and assign variables (and also define constants and types).

Multiline statements

Single curly braces with a double percent sign:

    for product in products {
        if product.Stock == 0 {
        if product.Stock > 10 {
            show "good availability: "
        show product.Name, "\n"

is called a multiline statement and can contain multiple statements and declarations. The syntax is the same as the Go language, apart from some specific Scriggo constructs.


Single curly braces with a single hash sign:

{# review the following code #}

are comments. Comments are discarded when the template is rendered and consequently are not present in the resulted code. Comments in Scriggo can be nested:

    {# show the promotion #}
    Promotion: {{ promotion }}

Statements and declarations

There are several statements and declarations that allow you to structure your template code in different parts that can be reused, as show, macro, extends and import.

The if statement allows you to execute a block of code based on a condition and the for statement allows you to repeatedly execute a block of code, such as a list of articles. There is also the switch statement.

The var keyword allows you to declare new variables and the assignment operators, as =, allow you to change their value.

How learn more about templates

To learn more about templates continue to read the documentation and refer to the specification for more details.