hx-swap

The hx-swap attribute allows you to specify how the response will be swapped in relative to the target of an AJAX request.

The possible values of this attribute are:

These options are based on standard DOM naming and the Element.insertAdjacentHTML specification.

So in this code:

  <div hx-get="/example" hx-swap="afterend">Get Some HTML & Append It</div>

The div will issue a request to /example and append the returned content after the div

You can modify the amount of time that htmx will wait after receiving a response to swap the content by including a swap modifier:

  <!-- this will wait 1s before doing the swap after it is received -->
  <div hx-get="/example" hx-swap="innerHTML swap:1s">Get Some HTML & Append It</div>

Similarly, you can modify the time between the swap and the settle logic by including a settle modifier:

  <!-- this will wait 1s before doing the swap after it is received -->
  <div hx-get="/example" hx-swap="innerHTML settle:1s">Get Some HTML & Append It</div>

These attributes can be used to synchronize htmx with the timing of CSS transition effects.

You can also change the scrolling behavior of the target element by using the scroll and view modifiers, both of which take the values top and bottom:

  <!-- this fixed-height div will scroll to the bottom of the div after content is appended -->
  <div style="height:200px;overflow: scroll" 
       hx-get="/example" 
       hx-swap="beforeEnd scroll:bottom">
     Get Some HTML & Append It & Scroll To Bottom
  </div>
  <!-- this will get some content and add it to #another-div, then ensure that the top of #another-div is visible in the 
       viewport -->
  <div hx-get="/example" 
       hx-swap="innerHTML view:top"
       hx-target="#another-div">
    Get Some Content
  </div>

Notes