Category: scala

Taking control of Lift’s snippet rendering

Posted by – September 26, 2009

One of the features that I always pay attention in a framework is how we can control what can be rendered in a view and what not, many frameworks uses a scriplet language, some others uses a kind of template system for this purpose and a few give to the user a object oriented way to do it.

In this article I’ll show an example of how we can take the control of view rendering on lift framework with the help of snippets. With snippets you will be able to perform any server side interaction that you need, you can call a snippet by placing a tag on view code, this tag has a naming convention required to call the snippet properly, a snippet always emmit markup back to the user.