icanboogie/render

Renders templates with a variety of template engines.

v0.6.0 2018-03-17 23:51 UTC

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An API to render templates with a variety of template engines.

Render engines

Templates may be rendered with a variety of template engines. A shared collection is provided by the get_engines helper. When it is first created the EngineCollection::alter event of class EngineCollection\AlterEvent is fired. Event hooks may use this event to add rendering engines or replace the engine collection altogether.

Note: Currently, the package only provides an engine to render PHP templates with the extension .phtml, but third parties, such as the Patron engine, can easily provide others.

The following example demonstrates how the Patron engine can be added to handle .patron extensions:

<?php

use ICanBoogie\Render\EngineCollection;
use Patron\RenderSupport\PatronEngine;

/* @var $events \ICanBoogie\EventCollection */

$events->attach(function(EngineCollection\AlterEvent $event, EngineCollection $target) {

	$event->instance['.patron'] = PatronEngine::class;

});

The following example demonstrates how to replace the engine collection with a decorator:

<?php

use ICanBoogie\Render\EngineCollection;

/* @var $events \ICanBoogie\EventCollection */

$events->attach(function(EngineCollection\AlterEvent $event, EngineCollection $target) {

	$event->instance = new MyEngineCollection($event->instance);

});

The pathname of the template being rendered

Engines should use the Engine::VAR_TEMPLATE_PATHNAME variable to define the pathname of the template being rendered, so that it is easy to track which template is being rendered and from which location.

Template resolver

A template resolver tries to match a template name with an actual template file. A set of paths can be defined for the resolver to search in.

The BasicTemplateResolver::alter event of class TemplateResolver\AlterEvent is fired on the shared template resolver when it is created. Event hooks may use this event to add template paths or replace the template resolver.

The following example demonstrates how to add template paths:

<?php

use ICanBoogie\Render\TemplateResolver;
use ICanBoogie\Render\BasicTemplateResolver;

/* @var $events \ICanBoogie\EventCollection */

$events->attach(function(TemplateResolver\AlterEvent $event, BasicTemplateResolver $target) {

	$target->add_paths(__DIR__ . '/my/templates/path);

});

Decorating a template resolver

Decorating the basic template resolver allows you to use more complex resolving mechanisms than its simple name/file mapping. The ModuleTemplateResolver or the ApplicationTemplateResolver decorators are great examples. The TemplateResolverTrait trait may provide support for implementing such a decorator.

Note: The decorator must implement the TemplateResolver interface.

The following example demonstrates how to replace the template resolver with a decorator:

<?php

use ICanBoogie\Render\BasicTemplateResolver;

/* @var $events \ICanBoogie\EventCollection */

$events->attach(function(BasicTemplateResolver\AlterEvent $event, BasicTemplateResolver $target) {

	$event->instance = new MyTemplateResolverDecorator($event->instance);

});

Renderer

A Renderer instance is used to render a template with a subject and options. An engine collection and a template resolver are used to find suitable templates for the rendering.

A shared Renderer instance is provided by the get_renderer() helper. When it is first created the Renderer::alter event of class Renderer\AlterEvent is fired. Event hooks may use this event to alter the renderer or replace it.

The following example demonstrates how to replace the renderer:

<?php

use ICanBoogie\Render\Renderer;

/* @var $events \ICanBoogie\EventCollection */

$events->attach(function(Renderer\AlterEvent $event, Renderer $target) {

	$event->instance = new MyRenderer($event->instance->engines, $event->instance->template_resolver);

});

Helpers

The following helpers are defined:

  • get_engines(): Returns a shared engine collection.
  • get_template_resolver(): Returns a shared template resolver.
  • get_renderer(): Returns a shared renderer.
  • render(): Renders using the default renderer.

Requirements

The package requires PHP 5.6 or later.

Installation

The recommended way to install this package is through Composer:

$ composer require icanboogie/render

Cloning the repository

The package is available on GitHub, its repository can be cloned with the following command line:

$ git clone https://github.com/ICanBoogie/Render.git

Documentation

The package is documented as part of the ICanBoogie framework documentation. You can generate the documentation for the package and its dependencies with the make doc command. The documentation is generated in the build/docs directory. ApiGen is required. The directory can later be cleaned with the make clean command.

Testing

The test suite is ran with the make test command. PHPUnit and Composer need to be globally available to run the suite. The command installs dependencies as required. The make test-coverage command runs test suite and also creates an HTML coverage report in "build/coverage". The directory can later be cleaned with the make clean command.

The package is continuously tested by Travis CI.

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License

icanboogie/render is licensed under the New BSD License - See the LICENSE file for details.