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Injecting XML Content Into Page Templates With patXMLRenderer (part 2)
Cache content, log activities and report usage with patXMLRenderer

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Thus far, I've only dealt with XML files containing elements. But what if your XML elements include  attributes...and those attribute values need to appear in your rendered output?

Fear not, patXMLRenderer has you covered there too. The package automatically maps element attributes into template variables, automatically replacing placeholders with corresponding attribute values in the call to displayRenderedContent(). Consider the following example, which illustrates by placing a boatload of information about Timothy into attributes:


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<person age="18" ssn="A736AS957" location="NY">Timothy Moo</person>


And here's the corresponding template - notice how the attribute names from the XML data above map into the template variables:


<!-- main page -->
<patTemplate:tmpl name="person">
<html>
<head></head>
<body>
My name is {CONTENT}. I am {AGE} years old, located in {LOCATION} and my Social Security number is {SSN}. Drop by and meet me when you have a minute. Bye now!
</body>
</html>
</patTemplate:tmpl>


When you combine the two, the output looks like this:


My name is Timothy Moo. I am 18 years old, located in NY and my Social Security number is A736AS957. Drop by and meet me when you have a minute. Bye now!


Cool, huh?


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