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Re: TT2 -- A Matter of Style

by thpfft (Chaplain)
on Jun 13, 2002 at 17:40 UTC ( #174281=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to TT2 -- A Matter of Style

I don't see any reason to put CGI.pm calls in a tt2 template. You lose one of the biggest advantages of the toolkit: that html people can read and maintain the templates. And, you know, html is good at laying out pages. why would you do it in perl?

i've always thought the html output functions of CGI.pm a rather odd half measure, but it's one which you no longer need: you're achieving a much more effective separation of delivery and display by other means.

updated: rambled some more

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Re: Re: TT2 -- A Matter of Style
by agentv (Friar) on Jun 13, 2002 at 20:42 UTC
    ...I agree here. I've always been reluctant to encourage students too strongly to use the output functions in CGI.pm because some of them will have to maintain their code. And I couldn't find any great rationale for the extra effort that would be involved in writing code to essentially spit out HTML that you'd have to form anyway in order to get the function to produce it.

    There are rare occasions in which it is useful to spit out a small section of HTML from the module functions, and I hadn't considered the very valid point in the original posting here that the module does allow poorly formed HTML to be noticed more easily.

    But as a general rule, there's usually a better way to embed the HTML in your code. And of course if you're working on anything that transcends the trivial, you'll want a template. Another post here addresses that nicely.

    ---v

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