in reply to HTML::Seamstress is not a templating engine?
Also in the same chapter Parr writes:
Interestingly, by this definition of a template, XSL ... style sheets are not templates at all because style sheets specify a set of XSLT tree transformations whose emergent behavior is an XML or HTML document. XSL style sheets are programs like servlets, albeit declarative in nature rather than imperative.
And I was never absolutely sure where the real dinstinction is drawn here.
When your "traditional" templating system tends to become a Turing complete programming language, the distinction blurrs away anyway.
I like in XSLT that it won't break the tree structure of the "template" I'm working in (XML, XHTML). So typically for my taste it's a better fit. Which might only be exactly that.. a matter of taste.
The same might or might not apply to you and your HTML::Seamstress.
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Re^2: HTML::Seamstress is not a templating engine?
by metaperl (Curate) on Aug 03, 2009 at 20:24 UTC