Matthew Simon Cavalletto


Text::MicroMason::TemplateDir - Use Base Directory and Relative Paths


Instead of using this class directly, pass its name to be mixed in:

    use Text::MicroMason;
    my $mason = Text::MicroMason->new( -TemplateDir, template_root=>'/foo' );

Use the standard compile and execute methods to parse and evalute templates:

  print $mason->compile( file=>$filepath )->( 'name'=>'Dave' );
  print $mason->execute( file=>$filepath, 'name'=>'Dave' );

Templates stored in files are looked up relative to the template root:

    print $mason->execute( file=>"includes/greeting.msn", 'name'=>'Charles');

When including other files into a template you can use relative paths:

    <& ../includes/greeting.msn, name => 'Alice' &>


This module changes the resolution of files passed to compile() and execute() to be relative to a base directory path or to the currently executing template.

Supported Attributes


Base directory from which to find templates.


Optional directory beyond which not to read files. If set to 1, uses template_root, Causes read_file to croak if any filename outside of the root is provided. (Note that this is not a chroot jail and only affects attempts to load a file as a template; for greater security see the chroot() builtin and Text::MicroMason::Safe.)

Private Methods


Intercepts uses of file templates and applies the base-path adjustment.


Intercepts file access to check for strict_root.


For an overview of this templating framework, see Text::MicroMason.

This is a mixin class intended for use with Text::MicroMason::Base.

For distribution, installation, support, copyright and license information, see Text::MicroMason::Docs::ReadMe.