Chapter 14. Constructing complex web pages
|14.1||Combining templates (Composite View)||325|
|14.2||Implementing a straightforward composite view||326|
|14.3||Composite View examples||332|
A complex web page is like a zoo. There may be all sorts of different creatures, all with different habits and requiring different care, cleaning, and feeding. Some of them are in cages (typically the stuff that surrounds the main content, such as banners, ads, menus, and various kinds of sidebars); some of them range freely on the main expanse of the page.
Keeping all these coordinated is one of the great challenges of web programming.
In addition, different species play together. A menu may need to communicate with a news list as well as with itself. ...