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Mustache views for the Zend Framework based on Mustache.PHP

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Mustache views for the Zend Framework using the mustache.php implementation.


You can clone the GIT repository directly in your library folder:

cd myapp

git clone -b zfmustache library/Mustache

Or add it as a GIT submodule to your existing repository:

git submodule add -b zfmustache library/Mustache

git submodule init

Use it

The application resource will instantiate the view, set the Mustache engine autoloader and update the view renderer (unless enabled is set to false). Add the following to your application.ini to enable mustache views:

pluginpaths.Mustache_Application_Resource = "Mustache/Application/Resource"
resources.mustache.basePath = APPLICATION_PATH "/views/scripts" 

You can also use mustache views only in specific controllers or actions. In that case setting the view renderer has to be disabled:

pluginpaths.Mustache_Application_Resource = "Mustache/Application/Resource"
resources.mustache.basePath = APPLICATION_PATH "/views/scripts"
resources.mustache.enabled = false

After that the bootstrapped mustache view can be retrieved in any controller:

    class IndexController extends Zend_Controller_Action
        public function init()
            $bootstrap = $this->getInvokeArg('bootstrap');
            $this->view = $bootstrap->getResource('mustache');
            $viewRenderer = $this->_helper->getHelper('viewRenderer');

        public function indexAction()
            // action body
            $this->view->planet = "Mars";
            // Using a PHP 5.3 lambda function to render bold Text:
            $engine = $this->view->getEngine();
            $this->view->bold = function($text) use($engine) {
                return "<strong>" . $engine->render($text) . "</strong>";

A mustache file

Create a file called APPLICATION_PATH/scripts/views/index/index.mustache e.g. like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
        <title>Mustache Test</title>
        <h1>Hello {{planet}}!</h1>
        Hello {{#bold}}bold {{planet}}{{/bold}}
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