[portland] Which templating engine am I thinking of?

Igal Koshevoy igal at pragmaticraft.com
Tue Jul 29 23:49:37 CEST 2008


Adam Lowry wrote:
> Jesse Hallett wrote:
>   
>> I remember Igal mentioning a templating engine at a meeting that he
>> liked because it uses valid XHTML as its source, and allows for
>> placeholder text in tag contents. So you could hand some template code
>> to a designer, who could load it up in Dreamweaver and work on it as
>> though it were a static HTML file.
>>     
>
> It might have been Kid or Genshi:
> http://www.kid-templating.org/
> http://genshi.edgewall.org/
>
> Kid's Trac is down at the moment, I think, but there are some examples here:
> http://www.kid-templating.org/language.html
>
> And there are Genshi examples about 1/3 of the way down this page:
> http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/GenshiTutorial
>   
Yup, I was referring to Kid and Genshi -- thanks Adam and Rami.

I strongly recommend Genshi because it pinpointed parse errors in 
templates, whereas Kid's error reporting made it very difficult to 
figure out what went wrong and where.

-igal


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