Paul Kinlan’s A simple clientside templating langauge
has a client side templating library using
data- attributes, and
the implementation comes in at around 25 lines of code. Definitely a great
example to demystify templating and demonstrate that you don’t always need a
framework or large library to get the functionality you want.
Stamp is a similar library I put together a few years ago with the same goals in mind, but weights in at 250 lines of code.
I should really update VanillaJS with a couple more ports, one each for Stamp and Paul’s library.