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Date:     Sat, 01 Jan 2005 22:39:50 +0900
Subject:  [PHP] [ANN] Kwartz-php 0.3.0 - a template system for PHP, Ruby, and


I'm pleased to announce the release of Kwartz-php 0.3.0.

Kwartz-php is a template system which is available with multi
programming language (PHP, Ruby and Java).
And it is the first template system that realized the concept of
'Separation of Presentation Logic and Presentaion data' (SoPL/PD).

It is available to separate the presentation layer from the
main program with any template system. In addition, Kwartz-php
enables you to separate the presentation logics (iteration and
conditional branching) from the presentation data (HTML file).

  * Separates presentation logic from presentation data.
  * Runs very fast
  * Supports multiple programing languages (PHP/Ruby/Java)
  * Doesn't break HTML design at all
  * Handles any text file
  * Supports Auto-Sanitizing and Partial-Sanitizing


  * Presentation Data (example.html)
      - There is no iteration nor conditional branching
        in the presentation data file.
      <tr id="mark:values">
  * Presentation Logic (example.plogic)
      - There is no HTML tags in the presentation logic file.
    ## Re-define an element
    element values {              ## element
      foreach ($list as $var) {
        @stag;                    ## start tag
        @cont;                    ## content
        @etag;                    ## end tag

  * Compile
      - Generate an output script from presentation data
        and presentation logic.
    $ kwartz-php           -p example.plogic example.html > example.php
    $ kwartz-php -l eruby  -p example.plogic example.html > example.rhtml
    $ kwartz-php -l jstl11 -p example.plogic example.html > example.jsp

  * Output Script
    <?php foreach ($list as $var) { ?>
        <td><?php echo $var; ?></td>
    <?php } ?>

    <% for var in list do %>
        <td><%= var %></td>
    <% end %>

    <c:forEach var="var" items="$">
        <td><c:out value="$" escapeXml="false"/></td>
    The above examples shows:
     * Presentation data (= HTML file) doesn't contain any logics.
     * Presentation logic file doesn't contain any data.
     * These are separated from the main program.
    The command-line option '-e' escapes the HTML special chars
    with 'htmlspecialchars()' in PHP, 'CGI::escapeHTML()' in eRuby,
    and '<c:out/>' tag without 'escapeXml="false"' in JSTL.

Web Page:


Users Guide:

Reference Manual:

Changes from 0.2.0:
  * [enhance] support new functions (list_length(), str_toupper(), etc)
  * [enhance] support JSTL 1.1
  * [change]  indent format of output script is changed
  * [bugfix]  some bugs are fixed
  see http://www.kuwata-lab.com/kwartz-php/ChangeLog.html for details.

I hope you'd like it.


# [off topic]
# I have submitted Kwartz-php to the Zend PHP5 contest, but ignored.
# I have also submitted the Code/App Gallery, but ignored again. Sol...

Re: [[ANN] Kwartz-php 0.3.0 - a template system for PHP, Ruby, and Java]

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and Java

Funny how things go sometimes. Technologies like ASP, JSP, and PHP were born
out of desire to have logic within the presentation.  Now you have people
coming along wanting to rip it out.

Might as well go back to making HTML pages with Perl.

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No, it is not the first. My web application produces XML files which are
transformed into XHTML usinf XSL stylesheets. This provides the following
degrees of separation:
(1) XML files contain data only, no processing instructions.
(2) XSL stylesheets contain processing instructions, no data.

It is also possible to use alternative XSL stylesheets to take the same XML
data and transform it into a different type of output, such as PDF, or CSV.

This system is also language independent as it does not care how the XML
file is created - it is, after all, just a plain text file. Thus this
process can be used by any language that can write text files and execute an
XSL transformation.

I suggest that you do not make false claims about a product. It does not
give a good impression.

Tony Marston


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