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HTML::Template::FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about HTML::Template
In the interest of greater understanding I've started a FAQ section of the perldocs. Please look in here before you send me email.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a place to go to discuss HTML::Template and/or get help?
There's a mailing-list for discussing HTML::Template at email@example.com. Join at:
If you just want to get email when new releases are available you can join the announcements mailing-list here:
Is there a searchable archive for the mailing-list?
Yes, you can find an archive of the SourceForge list here:
I want support for
! How about it?
Maybe. I definitely encourage people to discuss their ideas for HTML::Template on the mailing list. Please be ready to explain to me how the new tag fits in with HTML::Template's mission to provide a fast, lightweight system for using HTML templates.
NOTE: Offering to program said addition and provide it in the form of a patch to the most recent version of HTML::Template will definitely have a softening effect on potential opponents!
I found a bug, can you fix it?
That depends. Did you send me the VERSION of HTML::Template, a test script and a test template? If so, then almost certainly.
If you're feeling really adventurous, HTML::Template is publicly available on GitHub (https://github.com/mpeters/html-template). Please feel free to fork it and send me a pull request with any changes you have.
s from the main template aren't working inside a ! Why?
This is the intended behavior. "
If you want your "
How can I pre-load my templates using cache-mode and mod_perl?
Add something like this to your startup.pl:
print STDERR "Pre-loading HTML Templates...\n";
return unless /\.tmpl$/;
filename => "$File::Find::dir/$_",
cache => 1,
Note that you'll need to modify the "return unless" line to specify the extension you use for your template files - I use .tmpl, as you can see. You'll also need to specify the path to your template files.
One potential problem: the /path/to/templates/ must be EXACTLY the same path you use when you call "HTML::Template->new()". Otherwise the cache won't know they're the same file and will load a new copy - instead getting a speed increase, you'll double your memory usage. To find out if this is happening set "cache_debug =" 1> in your application code and look for "CACHE MISS" messages in the logs.
What characters are allowed in TMPL_* names?
Numbers, letters, '.', '/', '+', '-' and '_'.
How can I execute a program from inside my template?
Short answer: you can't. Longer answer: you shouldn't since this violates the fundamental concept behind HTML::Template - that design and code should be separate.
But, inevitably some people still want to do it. If that describes you then you should take a look at HTML::Template::Expr. Using HTML::Template::Expr it should be easy to write a "run_program()" function. Then you can do awful stuff like:
Just, please, don't tell me about it. I'm feeling guilty enough just for writing HTML::Template::Expr in the first place.
What's the best way to create a
There is much disagreement on this issue. My personal preference is to use CGI.pm's excellent "popup_menu()" and "scrolling_list()" functions to fill in a single "
To some people this smacks of mixing HTML and code in a way that they hoped HTML::Template would help them avoid. To them I'd say that HTML is a violation of the principle of separating design from programming. There's no clear separation between the programmatic elements of the "