Push-style templating was defined by Terence Parr has in his seminal article. He also articulated the benefits of push-style templating, as well as defined the requirements for a system to be called as such. If the above paper seems a bit dense, there is now an HTML Template Entanglement survey which simplifies the criteria for a templating system to be push-style. HINT: JSP, Template Toolkit, HTML::Mason, Genshi, Mako, and pure PHP do not qualify as push-style systems. Those packages are an invitation to create Tag Soup, something that is impossible with push-style templating. The goal of this node is to record push-style templating systems, across languages. James Robson recently published an article on perl.com about his module Template::Recall which is similar to HTML::Seamstress.
- written by Matt S Trout. similar to Template::Semantic but with more streaming capabilities
- based on HTML::TreeBuilder
- author is aware of push-style templating. Similar to Template::Simple by Uri Guttman.
- by Skriptke
- by Joachim Zobel (monk name: ElDiabolo)
- inspired by Template::Refine and very similar to Amrita
- by James Robson.. string-based.
- Template Power
- Perl port of the PHP package
- by Sam Tregar string-based. Using the optional HTML::Template::Expr raises the entanglement index.
- pure perl html generation
- by Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi. Similar to Mustache
- by Stefan Hornburg
- by David Muir Sharnoff
- Text::Haml and Text::Sass
- based on the ruby HAML HTML shortcut language and SASS shortcut languages.
- by Jason Moore.. string-based. The authors Perl module site (linked from his CPAN page) is currently down.
- by Maxim Kashliak
- XML::Twig or XML::Rules or even XML::LibXML
- if you are into strict xHTML, you might like these
- had brief friendly conversation with author
- Mustache - public domain version of CTemplate, the template engine responsible for many of the public-facing pages at Google.
A good discussion of Python-based solutions occurred recently. And there have been others. One important thing that came out that thread is that my list of templating systems can be found here under "Engines with Annotated Templates".
It should also be noted that the Nagare web framework has updated meld3 with some enhancements.
|Muntjac||completely abstracts the client-side templating|
|Web elements||Powerful. Concise.|
|meld3||based on elementTree|
|wt||clean simple powerful system
|Templess||based on nanosax
|Webstring||uses elementTree or lxml underneath|
|XMLC||There is an Addison-Wesley text which documents this DOM-based module.
|StringTemplate||written by Terence Parr. Has Python and C# implementations as well.
|JABHTS||very well thought-out thesis project|
|Apache Tapestry||A framework whose non-pluggable template system is push-style... I thought push-style was all about separation!|
Rubysummary review of ruby template systems
|Ruby on Rails||Through the AJAX interface, dom style rewrites are possible|
- Template Power definitely push-style.. theres also a Perl version
- Smarty is the earliest PHP push-style approach.
- Dwoo is an "evolution" of smarty
- KoolPHP is an AJAX library that definitely is push-style
- XmlTag is an html generation module for PHP, one of several. The author lists others.