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(tye)Re2: rBuild hack

by tye (Sage)
on Feb 27, 2001 at 03:29 UTC ( #60977=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (ichimunki) re: (tye) in: rBuild hack
in thread rBuild hack

It has advantages and disadvantages. It catches some typos and forces closing of tags. It makes some things easier w/ less typing. It can also make things harder w/ more typing.

But for most people, most HTML is not CGI-generated so learning a separate way to write HTML could easily not be worth it.

My point was to distinguish using to generate HTML from using to process CGI parameters. The former is, to a great extent, a matter of personal taste or how your project fits in elsewhere, etc. Processing CGI parameters without using is almost always a mistake, and is usually a pretty big mistake.

I say feel free to generate your HTML with, a templating system, or by hand. But you won't get any sympathy from me if you parse CGI parameters with anything other than (until a worthy replacement comes along).

In the node I was responding to, the author was justifying not using by talking about generating HTML. To me that means he missed the point.

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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