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Personally, I use a mix of it, pending on what i shall do and who i am writing it for. Sometimes I find it easier to use the HTML tags rather than the shortcuts, especially when i make complicated tables.
And there's always the option of a external HTML file and use regexps to insert variables:
open(HTML, "<a_file.html") or die "cant open HTML file: $!\n"; while($row = <HTML>) { $row =~ s/---(.*?)---/eval $1/eg; print $row; } close HTML;
Which will look for ---$variablename--- in the HTML code and replace it with the variable (as if you didnt know ; )) I also use HTML comment flags to insert more complicated structures. I've written a rather simple Web-based discussion forum using this technique, which allows the administrator of the site to change the design without knowing any Perl at all.