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Re^3: Abstracting away layout details when using large HTML::Template-based sites?

by wfsp (Abbot)
on Dec 09, 2007 at 14:50 UTC ( #655962=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Abstracting away layout details when using large HTML::Template-based sites?
in thread Abstracting away layout details when using large HTML::Template-based sites?

HTML::Template puts together html very nicely. Everything else should be done by your script. I think you are trying to get the template to do too much.

Your "content will be coming from... a database" so you could add a field which specifies "which items to set in the header and which in the page" or alternatively put that information in your script/config file i.e. one way or another, make a table.

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my %config = ( page => { tmpl => q{page.tmpl}, params => [qw{title param1 param2}], }, layout => { tmpl => q{layout.tmpl}, params => [qw{title param3 param4}], }, ); my %all_params = ( title => q{title}, param1 => q{param1}, param2 => q{param2}, param3 => q{param3}, param4 => q{param4}, ); my %page_params = map {$_ => $all_params{$_}} @{$config{page}->{para +ms}}; my %layout_params = map {$_ => $all_params{$_}} @{$config{layout}->{p +arams}}; print Dumper \%page_params; print Dumper \%layout_params;
output:
$VAR1 = { 'param2' => 'param2', 'title' => 'title', 'param1' => 'param1' }; $VAR1 = { 'param4' => 'param4', 'param3' => 'param3', 'title' => 'title' };
Everything is in your code where, imo, it should be and then let HTML::Template do what it is very good at, whacking out nice HTML.

Using a filter on a template is, imo, rather missing the point but ymmv.

Perl data structures are the best thing since sliced bread, let Perl take the load. :-)


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