| The Advanced Course |
In the first part of this article, I demonstrated the basics of the patTemplate system, explaining how it could be used to build template-based Web applications. I showed you how to organize your Web pages into modular templates, and use variable placeholders in conjunction with the patTemplate API to populate and display those templates.
In this concluding article, I will be demonstrating a few of patTemplate's lesser-known features, together with a few more examples, in order to give you a better understanding of the system's capabilities. Among these features: conditional sub-templates, global variables and variable inheritance, and template visibility. Keep reading.
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