mouf/html.htmlelement

This package contains the HtmlElementInterface interface that can be used to output HTML on a page. It also features base classes implementing this interface.

v2.0.1 2018-08-22 21:07 UTC

README

This package contains an interface used to render objects in HTML. Basically, instances of classes implementing this interface provide a toHtml method that can be used to get some HTML.

The concept is very abstract, but also very powerful. Let's take a sample:

  • you might write a "HtmlButtonElement" class that would render a simple HTML button.
  • you might write a "HtmlCalendarElement" class that would render a calendar.
  • you might write a "HtmlTemplateElement" class that would render a full template.
  • ...

Obviously, this package is useless on its own. It is useful only if you implement the interface in your classes.

In practice

Implementing the HtmlElementInterface is simple stupid: just add a "toHtml" method to your code:

/**
 * Renders the object in HTML.
 * The Html is echoed directly into the output.
 */
function toHtml();

Provided classes

This package comes with a few classes implementing the HtmlElementInterface:

  • HtmlString: this class contains a string that is outputed when you call the toHtml method
  • HtmlFromFile: this class refers to a PHP file that is required when you call the toHtml method
  • HtmlFromFunction: this class refers to a PHP callable (method, function, ...) that is called when you call the toHtml method

Mouf package

This package is part of Mouf, an effort to ensure good developing practices by providing a graphical dependency injection framework.