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Re: Re: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes

by trs80 (Priest)
on Aug 03, 2003 at 19:45 UTC ( #280499=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes
in thread HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes

Do those create HTML directly or do they rely on other modules to create the HTML tag itself? If you want to do a large scale application then by all means look into HTML::Template, and Template, but they (c|w)ould be overkill for a quick and simple one time "thing" I feel.


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3Re: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Aug 03, 2003 at 20:07 UTC
    They actually do neither ... they are templating modules and have no responsibility of producing valid HTML - that's up to the HTML coder. As for being overkill, well ... the more you use these tools, the quicker you get at coding with them. You can see an example that i am proud of over at 4Re: How do I extract text from an HTML page? that uses HTML::Template. The template is stored inside DATA - creating a new H::T object that uses the DATA filehandle is a snap:
    my $template = HTML::Template->new(filehandle => \*DATA);
    For the Template-Toolkit quick and simple scripts, check out Inline::TT, it's slow as hell, but when you combine it with Class::DBI you get some amazing results. I am nearly finished with my C::D mini-tut that will demonstrate using C::D with multiple tables, but here is a snippet just to show you the power of the Class::DBI and Template combo. (and by the way, i learned most of this from How to Avoid Writing Code and the poop-group mailing list)

    jeffa

    L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
    -R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
    B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
    H---H---H---H---H---H---
    (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
    
      I don't consider that "easy" and I don't think anyone seeking a quikie tutorial on HTML::Tree would either. You presented no less then 3 advanced topics/modules. I know your good jeffa, but don't confuse the newbies :^)

      My point being, that I think this just muddies the water for a newbie. All great stuff, but some people really only use Perl once and a while....really. They aren't building the next greatest web app. Save this stuff for the right nodes.
        Sounds like someone got a bit upset over someone else trying to help. Shame on you trs80.

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