Templates within templates

You can feed the output of a Small Axe template into another template


The band Yes

ABOUT THE BAND YES

The band Yes formed in 1968. They've released 21 studio albums. Some members of the band are:

<?php

# require the templating library 
require '../source/smallaxe-templating.php'

# first, you instantiate a Small Axe object
$T = new Smallaxe\smallaxe_template();

# set the template path
$T->set_template_path(__DIR__.'/../templates/');

$members = [
    [
'firstname'=>'steve''lastname'=>'howe''instrument'=>'guitar'],
    [
'firstname'=>'jon''lastname'=>'anderson''instrument'=>'vocals'],
    [
'firstname'=>'rick''lastname'=>'wakeman''instrument'=>'keyboards'],
    [
'firstname'=>'bill''lastname'=>'bruford''instrument'=>'drums'],
    [
'firstname'=>'chris''lastname'=>'squire''instrument'=>'bass'],
];

# load demo2 template
$template2    $T->load_template("demo2-1.tmpl");
$bandlist     null;
foreach(
$members as $member) {
    
# render the template and appoend it to the $bandlist variable
    
$bandlist .= $T->render($template2,$member); 
}

# we don't need to instantiate the object ($T) again to use another template, just load a new template
$template3 $T->load_template("demo3.tmpl");

# we can use the output of the template above (stored in $bandlist) to feed into another template
$band = [
    
'bandname' => 'yes',
    
'year_formed'=>1968,
    
'number_albums'=>21.2//this will be corrected via intval
    
'bandlist'=>$bandlist
];
echo 
$T->render($template3,$band); 
<li>{{firstname|ucwords}} {{lastname|ucwords}} plays {{instrument}}.</li>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>The band {{bandname|ucwords}}</title>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>ABOUT THE BAND {{bandname|upper}}</h1>
        <p>The band {{bandname|ucfirst}} formed in {{year_formed}}.  They've released {{number_albums|intval}} studio albums. Some members of the band are: </p>
        <ul>
            {{bandlist}}
        </ul>
    </body>
</html>