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Accessing EJS variable in Javascript logic

Accessing EJS variable in Javascript logic


I'm working on a NodeJS app (it's a game). In this case, I have some code set up such that when a person visits the index and chooses a room, he gets redirected to the proper room.

Right now it's being done like this, with Express v2.5.8:

server.get("/room/:name/:roomId, function (req, res) {
  game = ~databaseLookup~
  res.render("board", { gameState : game.gameState });

Over in board.ejs I can access the Gamestate manner with code like this:


I have a game state!

Is there a way for me to import this into my JavaScript logic? I want to be able to do something like var gs = ~import ejs gameState~

and then be able to do whatever I want with it--access its variables, print it out to console for verification. Eventually what I want to do with this gameState is to display the board properly, and to do that I'll need to do things like access the positions of pieces and then display them properly on the screen.


Problem courtesy of: Kevin Hwang


You could directly inject the gameState variable into javascript on the page.


I have a game state!

Another option might be to make an AJAX call back to the server once the page has already loaded, return the gameState JSON, and set clientGameState to the JSON response.

You may also be interested in this: How can I share code between Node.js and the browser?

Solution courtesy of: Nick Hagianis


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