Template::Plugin::HTML(3) Plugin to create HTML elements


[% USE HTML %]

[% HTML.escape("if (a < b && c > d) ..." %]

[% HTML.element(table => { border => 1, cellpadding => 2 }) %]

[% HTML.attributes(border => 1, cellpadding => 2) %]


The "HTML" plugin is a very basic plugin, implementing a few useful methods for generating HTML.



Returns the source text with any HTML reserved characters such as "<", ">", etc., correctly esacped to their entity equivalents.


Returns the elements of the hash array passed by reference correctly formatted (e.g. values quoted and correctly escaped) as attributes for an HTML element.

element(type, attributes)

Generates an HTML element of the specified type and with the attributes provided as an optional hash array reference as the second argument or as named arguments.

    [% HTML.element(table => { border => 1, cellpadding => 2 }) %]
    [% HTML.element('table', border=1, cellpadding=2) %]
    [% HTML.element(table => attribs) %]


The HTML plugin accepts a "sorted" option as a constructor argument which, when set to any true value, causes the attributes generated by the "attributes()" method (either directly or via "element()") to be returned in sorted order. Order of attributes isn't important in HTML, but this is provided mainly for the purposes of debugging where it is useful to have attributes generated in a deterministic order rather than whatever order the hash happened to feel like returning the keys in.

    [% USE HTML(sorted=1) %]
    [% HTML.element( foo => { charlie => 1, bravo => 2, alpha => 3 } ) %]


    <foo alpha="3" bravo="2" charlie="1">


Andy Wardley <[email protected]> <http://wardley.org/>


Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Andy Wardley. All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.