[Pdx-pm] Perl CGI apps and javascript

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Fri Mar 2 14:25:51 PST 2007

Andrew Clapp wrote:
> I hope there is a good way to do this.
> I have a very nice function in my CGI app that makes a nicely formatted
> table out of a few arguments, the title, an sql query, etc.
> If I want to make it sortable using dojo's javascript library, this
> requires me to place some javascript (that specifically references the
> table) in the header of the html, but typically, I've already printed
> the header by the time I want to generate the table.
> How is this done correctly?

Instead of printing HTML fragments immediately, use a template and pass it
in all the information it needs to render the page.

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