[Seaside] templating engines

Julian Fitzell jfitzell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 17:01:20 UTC 2009

It had it's own which came out of the template system used in Iowa,
which itself came out of the system in WebObject. You basically added
a special "object-id" attribute to tags to mark them as dynamic and
then could configure "bindings" to change the value, callback, etc.
There was also a format that used lisp-like s-expressions instead of
html tags.

You can see a few examples in my ESUG presentation from last year:

It's probably not what you're looking for, though...


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Sean Allen <sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com> wrote:
> What did seaside use for templates before it switched to programmatic html
> generation?
> I'm trying to find template engines that we could use in our application for
> areas where backend users need to be able insert small
> amount of text into the programmatically created html. the text that the
> insert needs some basic templating ability and i'd prefer
> to not roll our own.
> Pointers to any smalltalk templating solutions would also be appreciated.
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