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

by jeffa (Bishop)
on Aug 03, 2003 at 17:52 UTC ( #280470=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Excellent, but ...

"... if you want to create HTML use CGI or HTML::Element (or other) ..."

*cough* HTML::Template *hermph*
*ahem* Template *cough*

Sorry, but someone had to mention them. ;)


(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

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Re: Re: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes
by trs80 (Priest) on Aug 03, 2003 at 19:45 UTC
    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.
      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)


      (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.

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