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XRB was inspired by XHP ( http://github.com/facebook/xhp/ ). XRB is a Rails Engine to be used. Having used XHP intensively, I saw the benefits of XML literals as first class elements in a programming language. The biggest benefit was that you could easily build large libraries of components to reuse on many sites. As I was unable to figure out how to add XML literals into the Ruby parser. I thought I would start with a more Ruby approach. Installation ============ Edit Your Application's Gemfile ------------------------------- Add to your Gemfile gem 'xrb', :require => 'xrb/engine' In your ApplicationHelper add require UiHelper Usage ===== Inside your template files you can now use XRB. <%= ui :image, :block do %> <% ui :link => user_path(user) %> <%= image_tag(user.photo.url(:thumbnail), :title => user %> <% end %> <% ui :group do %> <% ui :link => user_path(user) %> <%= user %> <% end %> <% ui :group do %> <%= user.description %> <% end %> <% end %> <% end %> Defining your own XRB Element ----------------------------- Say you want to define an element `user`. Inside a helper file we need to add a function: def ui_user(xrb) user = xrb.attributes.delete(:user) xrb.content = ui_output do content_tag :div, user, xrb.attributes end end Change the code inside `ui_output` to let design how your component will look like.