in reply to HTML - separating design and logic


Same sentiment here. Basically, the options are as follows:

1) no attempt at separation - the perl script contains both code and html

2) some attempt at separation - part of the logic is moved to the template

3) strict separation - no html in code

(3) gives you clean and highly maintainable code but is hard to achieve in some cases. I've been through (1) and the result is ugly and difficult-to-maintain code (which has lots of html in it). (2) seems like a neat solution :)