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I've been playing with eruby a little bit -- a VERY LITTLE bit, mind
you.  I haven't gotten far yet.

It seems like an excellent way to finally get away from PHP in certain
types of work I do.  The problem is that some of the concepts of PHP
don't seem to translate directly, and the only howtos I'm able to find
for eruby are anemic at best.  There's plenty of stuff about how to
install it, and precious little about how to make use of it.

My current frustration is figuring out how to achieve the following:

1. an index.rhtml page that defines some variables

2. a template.whatever page that contains an XHTML page with evaluation
of ruby variables defined in the index.rhtml page to produce
page-specific content

In PHP, it would be something like the following example.

index.php:
  [?php
    $title = "Home";
    require_once('template.php');
  ?]

template.php:
  [html]
  [head]
    [title]Welcome [?php echo $title ?][/title]
  [/head]
  [body]
    [p]blah blah blah[/p]
  [/body]
  [/html]

So . . . ideas?  How would I go about achieving the same results with
eruby?  Unless and until I can figure this out, there's a HUGE roadblock
in my way of the application of the DRY principle.

-- 
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
"The first rule of magic is simple. Don't waste your time waving your
hands and hopping when a rock or a club will do." - McCloctnick the Lucid