When to use templates? When programming a CGI, should you always use templates? When is not a good idea to use templates?
Reasons to use Templates
- You can edit templates in a GUI
- You can seperate code (and coders) from the art (and artists)
- Lots of other reasons, explained in the other messages
Reasons NOT to use Templates
- Keep everything in one file
- Don't want to mess with modules
- Writing very plain vanilla cgi with no decoration
- Prototyping, so your script is very minimal
Even then I sometimes use a template that contains only a pre tag.
I use templates 95% of the time. Definitely a "best practice". My template of choice is HTML::Template
because is it is so simple.
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