What is Clearsilver?
Clearsilver is a fast, powerful, and
language-neutral HTML template system. In both
static content sites and dynamic
HTML applications, it provides a separation between
presentation code and application logic which makes
working with your project easier.
The design of Clearsilver began in 1999, and evolved during
its use at onelist.com, egroups.com,
and Yahoo! Groups.
Today many other projects and
websites using it.
Why use Clearsilver?
High Performance and Language Neutral. Because Clearsilver is written
as a C-library, and exported to scripting languages like
Python, Perl, Java and Ruby via modules, it is extremely fast. This also
means you can work with the same template system independent
of the language your project is in.
Pluggable Look and Feel. Clearsilver makes it easy to
face lift a site by providing a new set of templates. It is
possible to easily run more than one look and feel at once,
and share components with a base look and feel to reduce
Internationalization Support. Clearsilver makes it
trivial to support internationlization. You write your templates
in your native language and included tools automatically extract
and catalog language strings for translation.
Advanced features. Built in support for advanced
features such as gzip compression,
smart whitespace stripping, parametric macros, online
How can I learn more?
The Clearsilver documentation explains both
the theory of operation for
Clearsilver itself, the C-api, and the extension module APIs.
What does Clearsilver look like?
How is Clearsilver different
from ASP, JSP, PHP?
How does Clearsilver compare with XML/XSLT?
Who is using Clearsilver?]
|Release ClearSilver 0.11.0
This release captures nearly 8 years of bugfixes (not as many as you
might think), and it's been way too long since we had a release, so here
it is. This release was done directly from github, go to here.
|Github Repository Available
As you may have noticed, Google Code's SVN depot shutdown. I migrated
the clearsilver depot to GitHub.
|SVN Repository Available
After much work, I've been able to migrate the full history of
Clearsilver into an SVN repository at Google
Code. A new release should come soon.
|Release ClearSilver 0.10.5
Mostly a bugfix release, see Release Notes
|Release ClearSilver 0.10.4
Bugfixes, python 2.5 support and Automatic escape mode, see Release Notes
ClearSilver was written by
Many of the concepts behind ClearSilver are based on work by Scott
Paul Clegg and John Cwikla on the templating system
for onelist.com and eGroups.com.