[whatwg] template element?

Petrazickis 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 
> http://www.hut.fi/~hsivonen/cms/te.html#h106

This is really OT, but I wish XML would make all elements closeable with 
a simple </> tag.

In other words:

Leons Petrazickis
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