Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Re^3: modules, auto generated code and content management

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Dec 06, 2005 at 22:23 UTC ( #514654=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: modules, auto generated code and content management
in thread modules, auto generated code and content management

You're absolutely right - templating systems don't do anything that perl can't do without them. Well, not quite. Templating systems usually can offer a much more simplified view of the data. Content, with no logic. That's what templating is for.

How I generally approach this problem is to put my content in templates, and put the retrieval of data in the code. In your case, I would use the "include" facilities of most templating systems to put the common header and footer into header and footer templates:

<tmpl_include header.tmpl> Dear <tmpl_var fname> <tmpl_var lname>, It has come to our computer's attention that your account is 30 days past due. You don't really want our computer mad at you - last time it was mad at me, it conveniently lost half my email and mangled the crap out of my automated scripts. With you, I predict adding some zeros somewhere in the middle of your account balance. Please pay up before the computer sends a hitman to your house. Thanks, HAL <tmpl_include footer.tmpl>

I'm really not sure what you mean by "republish" or "auto-generate perl" modes. Something tells me that you're looking for extra work with those.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://514654]
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others avoiding work at the Monastery: (7)
As of 2017-12-14 23:44 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    What programming language do you hate the most?

    Results (414 votes). Check out past polls.