HTML::WebMake - a simple web site management system
my $f = new HTML::WebMake::Main (); $f->readfile ($filename); $f->make(); my $failures = $f->finish(); exit $failures;
WebMake is a simple web site management system, allowing an entire site to be created from a set of text and markup files and one WebMake file.
It requires no dynamic scripting capabilities on the server; WebMake sites can be deployed to a plain old FTP site without any problems.
It allows the separation of responsibilities between the content editors, the HTML page designers, and the site architect; only the site architect needs to edit the WebMake file itself, or know perl or WebMake code.
A multi-level website can be generated entirely from 1 or more WebMake files containing content, links to content files, perl code (if needed), and output instructions. Since the file-to-page mapping no longer applies, and since elements of pages can be loaded from different files, this means that standard file access permissions can be used to restrict editing by role.
Since WebMake is written in perl, it is not limited to command-line invocation; using the
HTML::WebMake::Main module directly allows WebMake to be run from other Perl scripts, or even mod_perl (WebMake uses
use strict throughout, and temporary globals are used only where strictly necessary).
See also http://webmake.taint.org/ for more information.
Justin Mason <jm /at/ jmason.org>
WebMake is distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License.
The latest version of this library is likely to be available from CPAN as well as: