On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Erich Schubert wrote:

> > I consider mixing logic - loops, print statements, anything - with HTML,
> > a bad thing.  Period.
> > 
> > It is the responsibility of the web designer to play all of the crazy
> > games with html to make it look good.  It is not their responsibility to
> > know *anything* about the backend code, even to the point of writing a
> > simple loop that calls it.  Likewise, it is not the responsibility of
> > the backend coder to muck around in the HTML adding in loops and if
> > statements, and certainly not to maintain this when the web designer
> > does a major restructuring.
> 
> I've seen so many cases where i don't see a way to get around
> conditionals in the html code.
> 
> How do you solve these with IOWA?

In the simple case, just by having the web designer block off <span>
segments, that get conditionally included based on the bindings.  Not a
huge step, but it keeps the actual conditional logic out of the html.

> Like this "homepage" problem i explained in my previous post.

Sorry, I couldn't find that post... could you elaborate again?

Avi