At 10:00 PM -0500 11/8/10, David McGlone wrote:
On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 23:36 +0100, k...@bitflop.com wrote:
> IMHO - If you have to jump in and out of HTML and template syntax you
might as well jump in and out of HTML and PHP.
There is truth to this, but for me, its helping me learn in a much
clearer way. I can't explain how or why, but it make me feel like
everything is neat and tidy and where it should be. Where PHP and HTML
mixed and mingled gives me the feeling that everything is a disaster.
It can be a disaster, but that's your choice -- and that's the point.
You can dig as deep a hole as you like, or make it simple for
I don't use template engines. I simply place php echo()s where I need
them while maintaining a strict division between content and
presentation using "best practices" between html and css.
fits into the needs of the application and thus adherence to
progressive enhancement is also a must. Templates and DOM operations
can become very involved and problematic.
In all, you must consider content, presentation, function, and data.
Granted those boundaries become blurred when viewing both client and
server side operations, but I don't find any template engines that
make it any easier in design and implementation.
While a cursory review of smarty (et al) may appear to solve minor
problems, the more involved an application becomes, the more I find
templates don't fit and are often more trouble than they are worth.
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