testing mermaid

Implementation v1

This is an explanatory note about how I implemented Mermaid on my site with the Hermit theme. Hermit doesn’t have a partials layout for javascript like some other themes, it does its javascript processing in baseof.html (a refactoring opportunity there) so I took some cues from Edward Ross’ implementation mainly his shortcode and his graph test just for an example. The main implementation of partials/mermaid.html is simply

{{ $mermaid := resources.Get "js/mermaid.min.js" }}                                                                                                                          
{{ $secureJS := $mermaid | resources.Fingerprint "sha512" }}                                                                                                                 
<script crossorigin= "anonymous" defer="defer" type="text/javascript" src="{{ $secureJS.Permalink }}" integrity="{{ $secureJS.Data.Integrity }}"></script>                   
  var config = {                                                                                                                                                           
    securityLevel: 'loose',

From there, I just put {{ partial "mermaid.html" }} in baseof.html and the implementation was complete. Note that I used the property Permalink rather than RelPermalink because the theme is set up that way.

Implementation v2

Now with the new 0.93.0 diagram backend processing, I can support mermaid diagrams in a more markdown-native way. To do so required only a little more work. First, I removed the {{ partial "mermaid.html" }} from baseof.html. Unfortunately while this is much more convenient here, in order for the method suggested by Hugo, it can be activated where needed by page templates instead. We can leave the shortcodes and the partials where they are though!

As the example shows, I can make a new code snippet under layouts/_cefault/_markup/ as render-codeblock-mermaid.html. The name is important, Hugo parses that, whatever your diagram language is called, it could be render-codeblock-jelly.html and any markup with ```jelly will be interpreted as jelly markup.

Now I’ve added, in the place suggested after .Content to each single.html snippet in my layouts tree the following simple piece:

  {{ if .Page.Store.Get "hasMermaid" }}
    {{- partial "mermaid.html" }}
  {{ end }}

As page templates only differ between post-style or article-style in the hermit theme, this is quickly achieved, and I’ve already encapsulated the difficult part of the code. And we can keep the shortcode, athough it does require the partial to be activated somewhere.

basic graph test

graph LR; A[sheets ream-1
500] -->|-1| B[thickness
] C[thickness ream-1
5cm] --> B B --> D[volume
1cm3] E[height
6cm] --> D F[width
15cm] --> D

flowchart test

flowchart LR A[Hard] -->|Text| B(Round) B --> C{Decision} C -->|One| D[Result 1] C -->|Two| E[Result 2]

class diagram

classDiagram Animal <|-- Duck Animal <|-- Fish Animal <|-- Zebra Animal : +int age Animal : +String gender Animal: +isMammal() Animal: +mate() class Duck{ +String beakColor +swim() +quack() } class Fish{ -int sizeInFeet -canEat() } class Zebra{ +bool is_wild +run() }

state diagram

stateDiagram-v2 [*] --> Still Still --> [*] Still --> Moving Moving --> Still Moving --> Crash Crash --> [*]

pie chart

pie "Dogs" : 386 "Cats" : 85 "Rats" : 15

gantt diagram

gantt dateFormat YYYY-MM-DD title Adding GANTT diagram to mermaid excludes weekdays 2014-01-10 section A section Completed task :done, des1, 2014-01-06,2014-01-08 Active task :active, des2, 2014-01-09, 3d Future task : des3, after des2, 5d Future task2 : des4, after des3, 5d

git graph (experimental)

This doesn’t work too well within the contraints of my theme, and the computed svg cannot be controlled directly by design so it’s not likely to be a popular variant despite there being a use case for it. It’s better to generate an actual image in this case instead of on-the-fly-generation.


user journey diagram

This one is my favourite, I think 😄

journey title My working day section Go to work Make tea: 5: Me Go upstairs: 3: Me Do work: 1: Me, Cat section Go home Go downstairs: 5: Me Sit down: 5: Me