Naturally it depends on where you work but round here, and in many other places, graphic designers generate virtually all the HTML. Templating allows coders to code perl and designers to design HTML. This way there is essentially NO HTML in your perl code be it in the form of HERDOCS or CGI.pm HTML generating stuff.
IMHO Perl coders fall into two categories, split roughly 50:50. One half hate the HTML side of CGI.pm and half love it. No prizes for guessing which side I fall into.
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Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
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