Macro mox::mox[][src]

mox!() { /* proc-macro */ }
Expand description

Accepts an XML-like expression and expands it to builder-like method calls.


The mox! macro’s contents are expanded to method calls, with .build() called on the outmost expression.


Each tag expands to a function call with the same name as the tag.

Each attribute expands to a method called on the value returned from the tag opening or the previous attribute. The attribute name is used as the method name, with the attribute value passed as the argument.

A tag with children has each child passed as the argument to a call to .child(...), one per child in order of declaration. The calls to child come after attributes.


Fragments are not yet supported. See this issue for discussion.


Each macro invocation must resolve to a single item. Items can be tags, fragments, or content.

syn-rsx is used to tokenize the input as JSX(ish).


Tags always have a name and can have zero or more arguments, attributes, and children.

They take the form <NAME ATTR=VAL ...> CHILDREN </NAME>. Each optional portion can be omitted.


Each attribute takes the form NAME=VAL where NAME is an identifier and VALUE is an expression.

If the attribute’s name is async, for, loop, or type an underscore is appended to avoid colliding with the Rust keyword.


Tags have zero or more nested items (tags, fragments, content) as children.

If there are no children the tag can be “self-closing”: <NAME ... />.

Each child can be either another tag, a Rust literal, or a Rust block (an expression wrapped in { and }).

Block expressions can optionally be opened with {% to denote a “formatter” item. The enclosed tokens are passed to the format_args! macro.

Hyphenated Names

Tag and attribute names can by hyphenated. The underlying function and method names will have hyphens replaced with underscores. Multiple consecutive hyphens are not supported.


Fragments are opened with <> and closed with </>. Their only purpose is to provide a parent for children. They do not accept arguments or attributes.


use mox::mox;

#[derive(Debug, PartialEq)]
struct Tag {
    name: String,
    children: Vec<Tag>,

fn built() -> TagBuilder {

struct TagBuilder {
    name: Option<String>,
    children: Vec<Tag>,

impl TagBuilder {
    fn name(mut self, name: impl Into<String>) -> Self { = Some(name.into());

    fn child(mut self, child: TagBuilder) -> Self {

    fn build(self) -> Tag {
        Tag { name:, children: self.children }

    mox! {
        <built name="alice">
            <!-- "This is a comment" -->
            <built name="bob"/>
    Tag {
        name: String::from("alice"),
        children: vec![Tag { name: String::from("bob"), children: vec![] }],