February 25, 2008

Posted by John

Tagged html, xml, and yaml

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So I nearly threw my laptop across the room in a violent rage trying to figure this out. Thankfully I didn’t and rather scoured the googles for a solution. Upon finding it, beautiful music rang from the heavens and a solitary ray of sunshine beamed down on me.

I don’t know if it’s something people rarely try to do or if it’s just hard to find but I thought I would post it here in hopes that the next poor sap who attempts to do so has a bit easier going.

The Tricki-Tikki-Tavi

The trick (if it can be qualified as that) is to use !xml | and some proper spacing like so:

law_news_category:
  theme_id: 1
  filename: news.category.liquid
  data: !xml | 
        <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
        <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
        <head>
        	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
        	<title>{{ site.name }} // University of Notre Dame</title>
        </head>
        <body>
        <div id="news">
        	<h1><a href="/news/">News</a> &raquo; <span class="category_name">{{ category.name }}</span></h1>
        	{% for item in news %}
        		<div class="news">
        			<h2>{{ item | link_to_news }}</h2>
        			<h3>{{ item.published_at | strftime: '%B %d, %Y'}}</h3>
        			<div class="excerpt">
        				{{ item.excerpt }} 
        			</div>
        		</div>
        	{% endfor %}
        	{{ news | will_paginate: path }}
        </div>
        </body>
        </html>
  creator_id: 3
  updater_id: 3

If you line up the html with the !xml, you will be good as gold. Phew. Now back to my regularly scheduled programming.

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