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NAME ^

CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::Petal - Petal plugin to AnyTemplate

DESCRIPTION ^

This is a driver for CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate, which provides the implementation details specific to rendering templates via the Petal templating system.

All AnyTemplate drivers are designed to be used the same way. For general usage instructions, see the documentation of CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate.

EMBEDDED COMPONENT SYNTAX (Petal) ^

Note that for embedding component to work properly in Petal, you need to enclose the contents of the included file in tags, such as <span> tags.

    <span>
    var: <span petal:replace="var"></span>
    </span>

The Petal syntax for embedding components is:

    <span tal:replace="structure CGIAPP/embed 'some_run_mode' some_param1 some_param2 'some literal string 3'">
        this text gets replaced by the output of some_run_mode
    </span>

This can be overridden by the following configuration variables:

    embed_tag_name       # default 'CGIAPP'

For instance by setting the following values in your configuration file:

    embed_tag_name       'MYAPP'

Then the embedded component tag will look like:

    <span tal:replace="structure MYAPP/embed 'some_run_mode'">
        this text gets replaced by the output of some_run_mode
    </span>

Note that when creating documents to be included as components, they must be complete XML documents.

CONFIGURATION ^

The CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::Petal driver accepts the following config parameters:

embed_tag_name

The name of the tag used for embedding components. Defaults to CGIAPP.

template_extension

If auto_add_template_extension is true, then CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate will append the value of template_extension to filename. By default the template_extension is .xhtml.

emulate_associate_query

This feature is now deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

If this config parameter is true, then CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::Petal will copy all of the webapp's query params into the template.

This is similar to what would happen if you used HTML::Template's associate feature with the webapp's query object:

    my $driver = HTML::Template->new(
        associate => $self->query,
    );

By default emulate_associate_query is false.

All other configuration parameters are passed on unchanged to Petal.

required_modules

The required_modules function returns the modules required for this driver to operate. In this case: Petal.

DRIVER METHODS ^

initialize

Initializes the Petal driver. See the docs for CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Base for details.

render_template

Fills the Petal object with $self->param

If the param emulate_associate_query is true, then set params for each of $self->{'webapp'}->query, mimicking HTML::Template's associate mechanism.

Also set up a CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::ComponentHandler object so that the CGIAPP.embed callback will work.

Returns the output of the filled template as a string reference.

See the docs for CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Base for details.

SEE ALSO ^

    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Base
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::ComponentHandler
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::HTMLTemplate
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::HTMLTemplateExpr
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::HTMLTemplatePluggable
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::TemplateToolkit
    CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate::Driver::Petal

    CGI::Application

    Template::Toolkit
    HTML::Template

    HTML::Template::Pluggable
    HTML::Template::Plugin::Dot

    Petal

    Exporter::Renaming

    CGI::Application::Plugin::TT

AUTHOR ^

Michael Graham, <mgraham@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2005 Michael Graham, All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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