A Customized Confirmation UI with hyperscript

htmx supports the hx-confirm <hx_confirm> attribute to provide a simple mechanism for confirming a user action.

This uses the default confirm() function in javascript which, while trusty, may not be consistent with your applications UX.

In this example we will see how to use sweetalert2 to implement a custom confirmation dialog .

<script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/sweetalert2@11"></script>
<button hx-trigger='confirmed'
        _="on click
             call Swal.fire({title: 'Confirm', text:'Do you want to continue?'})
             if result.isConfirmed trigger confirmed">
  Click Me

The technique here is to make the button issue a request on the confirmed event, rather than a click.

We then add some hyperscript to invoke Sweet Alert 2 on a click, asking for confirmation.

If the user confirms the dialog , we trigger the confirmed event, which then triggers the htmx request.

Note that we are taking advantage of the fact that hyperscript is async-transparent and automatically resolves the Promise returned by Swal.fire().

A VanillaJS implementation is left as an exercise for the reader. :)