'.html' vs '.html.html'


#1

Can someone explain to me the use of ‘.html.html’ vs ‘.html’ in hugo? particularly for template lookup order. is this a holdover for older versions? dosen’t seem to follow convention that I’m familiar with and I can’t find where docs address it specifically
i have a project where section templates are simple ‘.html’ , like ‘about.html’ under sections, but is ‘.html.html’ more appropriate/best practice?


#2

Do you have a sample project where this pattern is used? I’m not familiar with it personally.


#3

Me neither, but those filenames are referenced in the docs:

Is that what you were looking for?


#4

Ah, I see now. Guess I’ve never noticed that in the docs.

Looks like hugo would use layouts/posts/single.html.html over layouts/posts/single.html – but I’ve never seen this being used in the wild.

Maybe others can provide better info.


#5

You would see that where you need to specify two or more output formats where all have the “.html” extension.

The “.html.html” is an outcome of a generic and consistent framework for determining the lookup order.

Scroll a little bit down in that table to see the AMP output format, and you will realize the need for “.html.html”.

Now, if you want a Single page template for both HTML (default) and AMP output formats, you need to distinguish between them … the former named as “single.html.html”, and the latter named as “single.amp.html”.


#6

Nice. Learned something new today.