Stevan Little

NAME

JS::Chicken - Templating module for Javascript

SYNOPSIS

  // simple Hello world example
  $('<div>Hello <span>Nobody</span></div>').process_template({
      'span' : "World"
  });

  // produces <div>Hello <span>World</span></div>

  // slightly more complex example
  $('<div>Hello <a href="#">Nobody</a></div>').process_template({
      'a' : new Chicken.Callback(function (tmpl, selector) {
          var target = tmpl.find(selector);
          target.attr({ href : 'http://www.world.com' });
          target.html("World")
      })
  });

  // produces <div>Hello <a href="http://www.world.com">World</a></div>

DESCRIPTION

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Chicken is a templating system written in Javascript using jQuery to do structured DOM substitutions. This type of templating is sometimes called "callback templating", because instead of the template system pushing values into a template, you specify a set of triggers or events which fire a callback, the result of which is the template operation.

Chicken, WTF?!?!?

Well, here is how it happened.

  <me> Hey, what should I call my callback templating module?
  <chris> Hmmm
          ... callback templating
            ... Pull templates
              ... pullet -> 'Pull it'
                ... pullet being a term for "Chicken"
                  ... Call it Chicken!

So if you don't like the name, blame Chris.

BUGS

All complex software has bugs lurking in it, and this module is no exception. If you find a bug please either email me, or add the bug to cpan-RT.

AUTHOR

Stevan Little <stevan.little@iinteractive.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2008-2009 Infinity Interactive, Inc.

http://www.iinteractive.com

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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