graff, I have looked at both of those modules, and neither would do the templating I need for my site. I have yet to find anything that will insert a bunch of code before the main body of the page and another bunch of code at the end of the main body of the page to my specifications. Also, I keep all of my data stored in pipe delineated text files. I've put a sample of what I want to do in my reply to the anonymous monk above.
If you want to see start_html and end_html, let me know; I'll put it on my scratchpad for you to look at.
Have a cookie and a very nice day!