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Class: ATemplate
Another html template implementation
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I have tried a number of ready made templates before writing this. But, none of them seem to me suitable for me. They were either too complicated, or too simple. So I decided to write "a template".. 2 main features for ATemplate are: * Allows nested templates, * Easy to use.. (I hope so..) Files: atemplate.inc.php : ATemplate class atemplate_test.php : Test file implementing a sample page template.css : styles used by template.php tpl/*.tpl : template files for atemplate_test.php ATemplate class has 5 public functions including constructor: * atemplate( array tplfiles) Constructor. Reads required template files into memory. (see. atemplate_test.php) Order in array is important. Because, It's printed in the same order. e.g. tpl = new atemplate ( array ( MAIN => 'main.tpl', ROWS => 'rows.tpl', BOTTOM => 'botton.tpl' ) ); You can find the template files for this code at the end of this file.. * process(string tplname, array vars) Replaces template variables with given ones and prapares for output! You must call this function to prapare output even if the template has no variables. If you need multiple copies for this template, like rows in a table, you can make multiple calls. e.g. $tpl->process(BOTTOM, array()); // notice no parameters! $tpl->process(ROWS, array( CITY => 'Ankara', COUNTRY => 'Turkey' )); // to be able to insert multiple copies of a template // continue to process as needed $tpl->process(ROWS, array( CITY => 'Paris', COUNTRY => 'France' )); $tpl->process(ROWS, array( CITY => 'Rome', COUNTRY => 'Italy' )); $tpl->process(MAIN, array( TITLE => 'Test page')); * embed(string whichone, towhich) Embeds one template's output to another. E.g. You'll have prapared a general layout like main.tpl, and you'll embed a table with rows from rows.tpl. You must process the embedded/embedding template before embed. e.g. // now let's embed the rows parapared above, into MAIN: $tpl->embed(ROWS, MAIN); // all the output prapared in rows are embedded into MAIN. // - {ROWS} is replaced by ROWS in MAIN - // embed BOTTOM, too. $tpl->embed(BOTTOM, MAIN); * append(string whichone, towhich) Sometimes you may need to add one template to another. See template_test.php for sample usage. * printit(void) Writes out generated output. $tpl->printit(); <!--main.tpl--> <html> <head> <title>{TITLE}</title> </head> <body> <table> <!-- row.tpl will be inserted here --> {ROWS} </table> {BOTTOM} </body> </html> <!--rows.tpl --> <tr> <td>{CITY}</td> <td>{COUNTRY}</td> </tr> <!--bottom.tpl --> <hr> <center>Send comments to <a href=mailto:soysal@programmer.net>here</a></center>