Provided by: libtext-micromason-perl_2.22-1_all bug


       Text::MicroMason::ServerPages - Alternate Syntax like ASP/JSP Templates


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

           use Text::MicroMason;
           my $mason = Text::MicroMason::Base->new( -ServerPages );

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

         print $mason->compile( text=>$template )->( @%args );
         print $mason->execute( text=>$template, @args );

       Server Pages syntax provides another way to mix Perl into a text template:

           <% my $name = $ARGS{name};
             if ( $name eq 'Dave' ) {  %>
             I'm sorry <%= $name %>, I'm afraid I can't do that right now.
           <% } else {
               my $hour = (localtime)[2];
               my $daypart = ( $hour > 11 ) ? 'afternoon' : 'morning';
             Good <%= $daypart %>, <%= $name %>!
           <% } %>


       This subclass replaces MicroMason's normal lexer with one that supports a syntax similar
       to Active Server Pages and Java Server Pages.

   Compatibility with Apache::ASP
       Apache::ASP is a full-featured application server toolkit with many fatures, of which only
       the templating functionality is emulated.

       This is not a drop-in replacement for Apache::ASP, as the implementation is quite
       different, but it should be able to process some existing templates without major changes.

       The following features of EmbPerl syntax are supported:

       ·   Angle-bracket markup tags

       The following syntax features of are not supported:

       ·   Dynamic XML/XSL processing.

       ·   Web server objects such as $Session, $Request, $Response, and $Application.

       ·   Application events such as Application_OnStart, Script_OnStart, and other gloga.asa

   Template Syntax
       The following elements are recognized by the ServerPages lexer:

       ·   <% perl statements %>

           Arbitrary Perl code to be executed at this point in the template.

       ·   <%= perl expression %>

           A Perl expression to be evaluated and included in the output.

       ·   <%& file, arguments %>

           Includes an external template file.

       ·   <%-- comment --%>

           Documentation or inactive code to be skipped over silently. Can also be used to
           quickly comment out part of a template.

       ·   <%name> ... </%name>

           Supported block names are: 'perl', 'args', 'once', 'init', 'cleanup', and 'doc'.

   Private Methods
             ( $type, $value ) = $mason->lex_token();

           Lexer for <% ... %> tags.

           Attempts to parse a token from the template text stored in the global $_ and returns a
           token type and value. Returns an empty list if unable to parse further due to an


       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