I am currently using Roxen and it's built-in pike-based markup language 
RXML for my dynamic websites. PHP is naturally alot more flexible than 
RXML, but there are some thing I -really- like about Roxen that I don't 
know if I can have PHP replicate, please tell me if anything of the 
following is doable (and preferably how):

I -really- like the fact that RXML comes with XML-like tags for it's 
built-in features, like the tag "<accessed />", where I can do stuff like:

<accessed per="day" /> visitors per day.

This is naturally just an example, but the thing I like is how I don't need 
to escape from HTML syntax and into a programming language unless it's 
neccesary for the built-in function.

My own tags.
In RXML, I can define my own tags, like this:

<define tag="line">
  <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
       <td bgcolor="#000000"><img src="space.gif" width="1" height="1" />

This way, everytime I use "<line />" in the page, it will exapnd to the 
above, which very well could contain other RXML commands like SQL 
connectivity and such.

My own containers.
In the same way, I can define containers, like:

<define container="headline">
  <span class="headline"><contents /></span>

And when I type "<headline>Hello</headline>" '<contents />' is replaced 
with "Hello", of course.

Now, what I would like is to mix regular PHP syntax with my made up tags. 
Is there a way for me to have <foo /> parsed into a php-script in the page? 
Maybe something like this, in pseudo-code:

    print "<span class=\"headline\">$_[0]</span>";

And so on... Do you understand what I am getting at?
Is there a parse-module for apache that I can have parse the HTML file this 
way and have it execute things it recognizes?

Oh, and another question, in perl there is the "print qq{Hello "Sandman"}; 
function, where you can use '"' how much you like, I do really hate to 
metaquote everything I do in PHP, so is there a similar function, and 
preferably not the "print <<KEYWORD;" variant.

Anyway, thanks in advance, or something :)


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