HomePHP Page 11 - Template-Based Web Development With patTemplate (part 2)
Brain Dump - PHP
Got the basics down? Well, here's the advanced course - thisarticle demonstrates some of patTemplate's more sophisticated features,including the ability to dynamically show or hide templates, inheritvariables, use loops and conditional branches, and create dynamic,template-based forms and error handlers.
Finally, if you're having problems with the engine, you can use the dump() method to view detailed debugging information on the template engine. Take a look at the following example, and its output:
// include the class
// initialize an object of the class
$template = new patTemplate();
// set template location
// set name of template file
// assign values to template variables $template->AddVar("footer",
"COPYRIGHT", "This material copyright Melonfire, " . date("Y",
// dump template information
Here's what the output looks like:
The dump() method displays information about the available templates in the engine, the values of local and global template variables, a list of template attributes, and a list of unused variables. It provides an easy way to see how the template engine has processed your templates, and to identify and correct errors that may have occurred in your business logic.