Include HTML Inside of HTML - Just Like React Components

Include HTML Inside of HTML - Just Like React Components

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Yes, you can include HTML inside of HTML, just like a react / angular component. In this short article, I am going to walk you through, how to include HTML inside of HTML.

Creating files

Go ahead and create a new HTML file and add the following simple code inside of it

<!-- index.html -->

<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Include HTML inside of HTML</title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

now create a new file and name it nav.html ( You can name it anything since this will be the component that we will include in index.html). Once created you can either write your component or paste this simple navbar code

<!-- nav.html -->

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<ul>
  <li><a href="#home">Home</a></li>
  <li><a href="#news">News</a></li>
  <li><a href="#contact">Contact</a></li>
  <li><a href="#about">About</a></li>
</ul>

</body>
</html>

Adding package

Now we need to add an external NPM package to your index.html, to do that simply paste the following code in your index.html file.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/htmlincludejs"></script>

Adding HTML inside of HTML

Once you added the script, paste the following include tag in your index.html file.

<include src="./nav.html"></include>

Finally, this is how your index.html file should look like

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/htmlincludejs"></script>
    <title>Include HTML inside of HTML</title>
</head>
<body>
    <include src="./nav.html"></include>
</body>
 </html>

Now open this index.html in your browser and BOOM 💥 you have a navbar in your webpage. Though we didn't add a navbar in your index.html, we just include it from another html file but we still got navbar. Here is the full code in Codesandbox

Conclusion

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