Um, the DATA method
is what we are talking about!
You just put your template in the DATA section of your
Perl script. I use this all the time for simple CGI scripts
and examples i post here at the Monastery - but for anything
serious, i use another file for the template. As for your
overkill problem, the more you use HTML::Template the
less the overkill
seems to be a problem.
As for your problem at Re: html template in a perl script, have you looked into
Template yet? Kake Pugh has an excellent article
over at perl.com:
Avoid Writing Code that demonstrates how well that
Class::DBI works with Template Toolkit.
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)