XHTML, is nice... but the <br /> (br with a space then the empty element delineating slash) thing seems like a
bit of a hack which is neither XML nor HTML... then again,
I have only fooled with XML and never really made a full
app with it. And who know which if any browsers would barf at such a syntax. Mad love to the everything engine, though.
On the topic of the poll, I must be honest and say I've
used CGI.pm to generate entire pages, just do forms, and
parse form variables from forms I wrote by hand. The other
day in irc, chromatic gave me the tip of HTML::Template
which really helps things out when trying to separate
formatting (HTML) from code. I highly recommend it. It
shortened my latest job by at least 100 lines.