Using ng-include in a JADE view

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in JavaScript

Referencing angular partials from a jade view

I recently ran into a weird problem whereby I couldn’t get a jade template to reference an angular partial using the ng-include directive.

I assumed it was as simple as passing in the relative path to the partial view as per:


but this was just completely ignored by Angular – I could see from Firebug that no HTTP request was even being made for this file, so I knew there was some syntax issue here.

So I googled it with Bing, as you do, and found this StackOverflow article entitled ‘JADE templating engine does not render ng-include‘. As the answers specify, there’s an odd syntax to getting this working. I followed the guidelines and it worked. The syntax is as folows:

I have no idea why this particular syntax is required – if anyone knows, please feel free to drop me an email and I’ll update the post…