Note: This is taken from the Chicken Wiki, where a more recent version could be available.
The hart egg provides an SXML-inspired syntax for HTML generation.
(use hart) (define people '((Fred firstname.lastname@example.org 25) (Mary email@example.com 33))) (hart (html (head (title "People")) (body (h1 (fmt: "A list of ~a people" (length people))) (if: (null? people) (h2 "No people!") (ol (for: ((name email age) people) (li (a (@ (href (conc "mailto:" email))) (text: name)) (fmt: ", who is ~a years old." age))))))))
<html><head><title>People</title></head><body> <h1>A list of 2 people</h1> <ol><li><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Fred</a>, who is 25 years old.</li> <li><a href="mailto:email@example.com">Mary</a>, who is 33 years old.</li> </ol></body></html>
[syntax] (hart hart-expr ...) [syntax] (hart->string hart-expr ...)
Compiles hart-expr, an expression in the Hart syntax. In short, Hart is SXML syntax plus a set of "keyword expressions" which handle flow-control, iteration, escaping, etc.
(hart) outputs to (current-output-port) and returns an undefined value. (hart→string) returns a string value.
Multiple expressions can be passed to (hart) and (hart→string): there is an implicit (let: () ...) enclosing the expressions (see let: below).
[syntax] (if: expr hart-true hart-false) [syntax] (when: expr hart-true*) [syntax] (unless: expr hart-false*)
These are like their Scheme counterparts, except hart-true and hart-false are expressions in Hart syntax.
[syntax] (for: (iter-expr list-or-vec) . hart-body)
A looping construct. The iter-expr is a match-expression which is matched to each successive value in list-or-vec. Hart-body is a list of Hart expressions, evaluated for each value of iter-expr.
[syntax] (let: let-forms . hart-body) [syntax] (let*: let-forms . hart-body) [syntax] (letrec: let-forms . hart-body)
Like a (let ...) expression, but hart-body is a list of Hart expressions.
[syntax] (raw: . expr)
The Scheme expressions (not Hart!) are evaluated to strings and outputted, without HTML/XML escaping.
[syntax] (text: . exprs) or (t: . exprs)
The Scheme expressions are evaluated to strings, HTML-escaped, and outputted.
[syntax] (fmt: format-string . args)
The result of (apply format format-string args) is HTML-escaped and outputted.
[syntax] (scheme: . exprs)
The Scheme expressions are evaluated. If they produce output, that output will be inserted into the HTML.
Note that attributes (such as the "href" in an A tag) are of the form (name value), where "name" is a string or symbol, and "value" is a Scheme expression (literal or otherwise). No escaping is done on these expressions at the current time.
An attribute whose value evaluates to #f will be omitted from the HTML output. This provides a mechanism for specifying optional attributes.
[procedure] (hart-html-escape string)
A fast, basic HTML-escaping routine.
hart is licensed under the BSD License. Copyright © 2008 Graham Fawcett <firstname.lastname@example.org>