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Template::Declare::TagSet - Base class for tag sets used by Template::Declare::Tags


    package My::TagSet;
    use base 'Template::Declare::TagSet';

    # returns an array ref for the tag names
    sub get_tag_list {
        [ qw(
            html body tr td table
            base meta link hr

    # prevents potential naming conflicts:
    sub get_alternate_spelling {
        my ($self, $tag) = @_;
        return 'row'  if $tag eq 'tr';
        return 'cell' if $tag eq 'td';

    # Specifies whether "<tag></tag>" can be
    # combined to "<tag />":
    sub can_combine_empty_tags {
        my ($self, $tag) = @_;
        $tag =~ /^ (?: base | meta | link | hr ) $/x;


Template::Declare::TagSet is the base class for declaring packages of Template::Delcare tags. If you need to create new tags for use in your templates, this is the base class for you! Review the source code of Template::Declare::TagSet::HTML for a useful example.


new( PARAMS )

    my $tag_set = Template::Declare::TagSet->new({
        package   => 'Foo::Bar',
        namespace => undef,

Constructor created by Class::Accessor::Fast, accepting an optional hash reference of parameters.


    my $list = $tag_set->get_tag_list();

Returns an array ref for the tag names offered by a tag set.

get_alternate_spelling( TAG )

    $bool = $obj->get_alternate_spelling($tag);

Returns true if a tag has an alternative spelling. Basically it provides a way to work around naming conflicts. For example, the tr tag in HTML conflicts with Perl's tr operator, and the template tag in XUL conflicts with the template sub exported by Template::Declare::Tags.

can_combine_empty_tags( TAG )

    $bool = $obj->can_combine_empty_tags($tag);

Specifies whether <tag></tag> can be combined into a single token, <tag />. By default, all tags can be combined into a single token; override in a subclass to change this value where appropriate. For example, Template::Declare::TagSet::HTML->can_combine_empty_tags('img') returns true since <img src="..." /> is always required for HTML pages. Template::Declare::TagSet::HTML->can_combine_empty_tags('script'), on the other hand, returns false, since some browsers can't handle a single script token.


This class has two read-only accessors:


    my $package = $obj->package();

Retrieves the value of the package option set via the constructor.


    my $namespace = $obj->namespace();

Retrieves the value of the namespace option set via the constructor.


Agent Zhang <agentzh@yahoo.cn>.


Template::Declare::TagSet::HTML, Template::Declare::TagSet::XUL, Template::Declare::Tags, Template::Declare.