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Re: rant on = qw(HTML::Mason Embperl Template etc) ;

by ajt (Prior)
on Nov 09, 2001 at 14:01 UTC ( #124317=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to rant on = qw(HTML::Mason Embperl Template etc) ;

++ to you!

I can't agree with you enough. While the various technoloies you mention have their strengths, and work fine, the fact that they mix HTML and code like PHP or JSP makes them in my view impure, impracticle and unscaleable.

Screamer in this thread, I am about to write my very own templating module.., raises many of the same issues. I agreed then, and I agree now, that mixed code and markup is bad, and should not be done.

I have built my own application that delivers XSLT like templating, and it does separate code from HTML, you can use any XML aware HTML editor to work on the HTML. It can make calls to any scripting language - though naturally I mostly make calls to Perl. It's designed to be simple, and I'm evaluating if it's worth keeping or upgrading to AxKit which may be a more sensible long term solution.

My humble 2p

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Re: Re: rant on ...
by stefan k (Curate) on Nov 09, 2001 at 18:36 UTC
    If I may add a shameless plug to my humble selfwritten programm w3make...

    It takes a tree of XML documents pushes them through an XSLT engine (currently saxon) and yields a whole site of html pages, can copy things around and call more shell commands. Of course it has it's flaws but it comes close to what I feel like maintaining a small- oder midscale site

    It is my expression of what I felt about all the systems I looked at when it was -once again- time to relaunch the website of my employer: none of them fitted my visions.

    I wrote this small because it is one of those shameless plugs...

    Regards... Stefan
    you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion

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