Wordscript attributes are extremely versatile.

  • Attributes can appear at the global scope, local scope, or anywhere within an element.
  • Attributes can contain other elements, including text and other attributes.
  • Multiple syntax styles can be mixed.
  • Attributes can be namespaced directly or indirectly.
  • Attribute elements can contain comments.
  • Attribute values can be interpolated in scripts.
  • Transitions can be applied between attribute declarations.

Here is an example of combining attribute syntax styles.

{size: 16}

The system plugin can lookup various named values, including attributes. The $ tagname is the system plugin, and the @ before the key indicates to lookup an attribute.

[[@ name:Woolly Mammoth; breed:Sheepadoodle;]]
The dog is a [[$ @breed]] and his name is [[$ @name]]


  • Style content blocks can use various syntax styles, including CSS, JSON, HTML, or Javascript.


Attribute elements can contain single-line comments.

// the document title
title: My Wordscript;
// the document subtitle
subtitle: A modern language;
keywords: syntax language generate; // This is another comment

Embedded Text

Any text in an attribute element must be explicit (inside [[ and ]] )

[[ this is text inside the attribute element ]]


  • An attribute element without no content elements will apply the elements to the surrounding external scope.
  • An attribute element with content elements will apply the elements only to the internal scope.