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MicroMason::ServerPages(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation MicroMason::ServerPages(3)

Text::MicroMason::ServerPages - Alternate Syntax like ASP/JSP Templates

Instead of using this class directly, pass its name to be mixed in:
    use Text::MicroMason;
    my $mason = Text::MicroMason::Base->new( -ServerPages );
Use the standard compile and execute methods to parse and evalute templates:
  print $mason->compile( text=>$template )->( @%args );
  print $mason->execute( text=>$template, @args );
Server Pages syntax provides another way to mix Perl into a text template:
    <% my $name = $ARGS{name};
      if ( $name eq 'Dave' ) {  %>
      I'm sorry <%= $name %>, I'm afraid I can't do that right now.
    <% } else { 
        my $hour = (localtime)[2];
        my $daypart = ( $hour > 11 ) ? 'afternoon' : 'morning'; 
      Good <%= $daypart %>, <%= $name %>!
    <% } %>

This subclass replaces MicroMason's normal lexer with one that supports a syntax similar to Active Server Pages and Java Server Pages.

Apache::ASP is a full-featured application server toolkit with many fatures, of which only the templating functionality is emulated.
This is not a drop-in replacement for Apache::ASP, as the implementation is quite different, but it should be able to process some existing templates without major changes.
The following features of EmbPerl syntax are supported:
Angle-bracket markup tags
The following syntax features of are not supported:
Dynamic XML/XSL processing.
Web server objects such as $Session, $Request, $Response, and $Application.
Application events such as Application_OnStart, Script_OnStart, and other gloga.asa features.

The following elements are recognized by the ServerPages lexer:
<% perl statements %>
Arbitrary Perl code to be executed at this point in the template.
<%= perl expression %>
A Perl expression to be evaluated and included in the output.
<%& file, arguments %>
Includes an external template file.
<%-- comment --%>
Documentation or inactive code to be skipped over silently. Can also be used to quickly comment out part of a template.
<%name> ... </%name>
Supported block names are: 'perl', 'args', 'once', 'init', 'cleanup', and 'doc'.

  ( $type, $value ) = $mason->lex_token();
Lexer for <% ... %> tags.
Attempts to parse a token from the template text stored in the global $_ and returns a token type and value. Returns an empty list if unable to parse further due to an error.

For an overview of this templating framework, see Text::MicroMason.
This is a mixin class intended for use with Text::MicroMason::Base.
For distribution, installation, support, copyright and license information, see Text::MicroMason::Docs::ReadMe.
2007-01-29 perl v5.28.1

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