[Dancer-users] Accessing template vars in layout

David Precious davidp at preshweb.co.uk
Sun May 16 15:22:58 CEST 2010

On Sunday 16 May 2010 13:14:04 Olaf Alders wrote:
> That gets the job done, but it's not nearly as clean as I'd like and I need
>  to trust the web designer to get the syntax correct etc.  Is there a way
>  to get Dancer::Template::TemplateToolkit to use a wrapper by default?

Hmm.  Currently Dancer proceses the view and the layout separately; from a 
brief glimpse at docs on TT's wrapper directive, it looks like it may work for 


When I have a moment, I'll have a crack at making it work.

Since ideally we wouldn't want to change behaviour by forcing the user to add 
a [% WRAPPER %] around their views, I think we'd need to read the view 
ourselves, add the [% WRAPPER %] stuff to make use of the selected layout (if 
there is one), then pass the modified view to TT to render; seeing the 
wrapper, it should automatically wrap the layout template around the view 
appropriately, I think.

Thanks for bringing this up; it would indeed be nice for things declared in 
the view to be accessible in the layout!


Dave P

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