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Template Resolution in XML/HTML
Keyword(s): templates; web-based applications; markup languages; XML; HTML; Macros; OO frameworks
Abstract: This paper describes a framework for applying templates to applications and documents on the Web. The primary motivation is the need of Web application developers to separate program logic from presentation logic. A template is a prototypical document or part thereof. It consists of content in the target language, HTML, XML, or plain text, plus markup specifying variable parts of the document. The Template Markup Language (TML) is an application of XML which defines a generic and flexible set of template markup elements. TRiX (Template Resolution in XML/HTML) is a framework for processing TML. It excels in being highly extensible - both in the types of values variables can take, variables being URLs, and in the set of template elements recognized.
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