[whatwg] template element?
petrazi at sympatico.ca
Wed Aug 4 01:23:10 PDT 2004
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2004, at 12:02, Wrigley, Ave wrote:
>> Clearly, there
>> are a number of well developed server side templating minilanguages that
>> (deliberately) use a syntax that is orthogonal to the HMTL markup.
> (Nowadays I tend to consider such orthogonality as a bug rather than
> as a desirable feature, because such orthogonality leads to tag soup
> thinking and results.)
>> Without opening too much of a can of worms ... are there any lessons to
>> be learned / wheels left un-re-invented?
> For one thing, designing a terse templating language where the
> template directives are XML elements is hard. The supposedly terse
> language becomes verbose really easily in my experience. See
This is really OT, but I wish XML would make all elements closeable with
a simple </> tag.
In other words:
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