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Why separate presentation from logic?The simple answer to the question is, "It keeps things simple". If presentation wasn't separated from logic around your house, you'd have to be an electrician to replace light-switch covers. The same goes for large-scale web applications. Graphic designers shouldn't need to be software engineers in order to update the fonts in a web page. Separating logic from presentation makes that possible.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. PHP Fast Template
  2. Assigning templates to objects
  3. Assigning variables to FastTemplate objects
  4. MySQL Data parsed through FastTemplates
  5. Multiple templates: Rows of data into a table
  6. Summary
By: Ian Felton
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July 02, 2001

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Once the class file has been included, HTML templates can be assigned to an array for use throughout the script.

First, a new template object must be instantiated like this:

$tpl = new FastTemplate("../templates");
The path in quotes points to the location of the HTML templates being used. This will vary depending upon personal preferences.

Once the instance exists, external HTML templates are assigned to variables in the array like this:

$tpl->define(array( "index_tpl" => "some_html_template.tpl" ));
In the above code, "index_tpl" is arbitrary. In fact many solutions involve assigning many templates to variables within one instance.

An example of multiple templates declared for use in a script:

$tpl->define(array( "index_tpl" => "some_html_template.tpl", "sub_idx_tpl" => "another_html_template.tpl", "last_idx_tpl" => "last_html_template.tpl" ));




 
 
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