Do those create HTML directly or do they rely on other modules to create the HTML tag itself? If you want to do a large scale application then by all means look into HTML::Template, and Template, but they (c|w)ould be overkill for a quick and simple one time "thing" I feel.
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They actually do neither ... they are templating modules and
have no responsibility of producing valid HTML - that's up
to the HTML coder. As for being overkill, well ... the more
you use these tools, the quicker you get at coding with
them. You can see an example that i am proud of over at
4Re: How do I extract text from an HTML page? that uses HTML::Template. The template is
stored inside DATA - creating a new H::T object that uses
the DATA filehandle is a snap:
my $template = HTML::Template->new(filehandle => \*DATA);
For the Template-Toolkit quick and simple scripts, check
out Inline::TT, it's slow as hell, but when you
combine it with Class::DBI you get some amazing
results. I am nearly finished with my C::D mini-tut that
will demonstrate using C::D with multiple tables, but here
is a snippet just to show you the power of the Class::DBI
and Template combo. (and by the way, i learned most of this
to Avoid Writing Code and the
I don't consider that "easy" and I don't think anyone seeking a quikie tutorial on HTML::Tree would either. You presented no less then 3 advanced topics/modules. I know your good jeffa, but don't confuse the newbies :^)
My point being, that I think this just muddies the water for a newbie. All great stuff, but some people really only use Perl once and a while....really. They aren't building the next greatest web app. Save this stuff for the right nodes.