NAME Apache::Wrapper - a simple framework for creating uniform, template driven content. SYNOPSIS httpd.conf: SetHandler perl-script PerlHandler Apache::Wrapper PerlSetVar TEMPLATE "templates/format1.html" PerlSetVar REPLACE "the content goes here" Apache::Wrapper is Filter aware, meaning that it can be used within an Apache::Filter framework without modification. Just include the directive PerlSetVar Filter On and modify the PerlHandler directive accordingly... DESCRIPTION Apache::Wrapper provides a simple way to insert content within an established template for uniform content delivery. While the end result is similar to Apache::Sandwich, Apache::Wrapper offers several advantages. It does not use separate header and footer files, easing the pain of maintaining syntactically correct HTML in seperate files. It is Apache::Filter aware, thus it can both accept content from other content handlers as well as pass its changes on to others later in the chain. EXAMPLE /usr/local/apache/templates/format1.html: your template your template some headers, banners, whatever..

the content goes here

some footers, modification dates, whatever... httpd.conf: PerlModule Apache::Filter SetHandler perl-script PerlHandler Apache::Wrapper Custom::SomeOtherHandler PerlSetVar TEMPLATE "templates/format1.html" PerlSetVar REPLACE "the content goes here" PerlSetVar Filter On Now, a request to http://localhost/someplace/foo.html will insert the contents of foo.html in place of "the content goes here" in the format1.html template and pass those results to Custom::SomeOtherHandler. The result is a nice and tidy way to control any custom headers, footers, background colors or images, in a single html file. NOTES TEMPLATE is relative to the ServerRoot - this may change in future releases, depending on demand. REPLACE defaults to "|", though it may be any character or string you like - metacharacters are disabled in the search, so sorry, no regex for now... Verbose debugging is enabled by setting $Apache::Wrapper::DEBUG=1 or greater. To turn off all debug information, set your apache LogLevel above info level. This is alpha software, and as such has not been tested on multiple platforms or environments. It requires PERL_LOG_API=1, PERL_FILE_API=1, and maybe other hooks to function properly. FEATURES/BUGS If Apache::Wrapper finds more than one match for REPLACE in the template, it will insert the request for the first occurrence only. All other replacement strings will just be stripped from the template. Currently, Apache::Wrapper will return DECLINED if the content-type of the request is not 'text/html'. SEE ALSO perl(1), mod_perl(3), Apache(3), Apache::Filter(3) AUTHOR Geoffrey Young COPYRIGHT Copyright 2000 Geoffrey Young - all rights reserved. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.