Chapter 8. The Basics of CFML

Working with Templates

Back in Chapter 4, “Previewing ColdFusion,” we walked through the process of creating several simple applications. ColdFusion applications are made up of one or more files, each with a .cfm extension. These files often are referred to as templates or pages—you’ll see the terms used somewhat interchangeably. Just so you know, they all refer to the same thing. I’ll explain why the term templates is used in a few moments.


As explained in Chapter 2, “Accessing the ColdFusion Administrator,” the URL used with ColdFusion will vary based on whether ...

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