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Version 1 (modified by cmlenz, 9 years ago)

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Markup Templates

The markup package provides a template engine that is compatible with Kid ( http://kid.lesscode.org) to a certain extent.

Differences include:

  • No generation of Python code for a template; the template is "interpreted"
  • No support for <?python ?> processing instructions
  • Expressions are evaluated in a more flexible manner, meaning you can use e.g. attribute access notation to access items in a dictionary, etc
  • Use of XInclude and match templates instead of Kid's py:extends/py:layout directives
  • Real (thread-safe) search path support
  • No dependency on ElementTree (due to the lack of position reporting)
  • The original location of parse events is kept throughout the processing pipeline, so that errors can be tracked back to a specific line/column in the template file
  • py:match directives use (basic) XPath expressions to match against input nodes, making match templates more powerful while keeping the syntax simple