Catalyst::View::Component::SubInclude - Use subincludes in your Catalyst views


Version 0.10


  package MyApp::View::TT;
  use Moose;

  extends 'Catalyst::View::TT';
  with 'Catalyst::View::Component::SubInclude';

  __PACKAGE__->config( subinclude_plugin => 'SubRequest' );

Then, somewhere in your templates:

  [% subinclude('/my/widget') %]
  [% subinclude_using('SubRequest', '/page/footer') %]


Catalyst::View::Component::SubInclude allows you to include content in your templates (or, more generally, somewhere in your view's render processing) which comes from another action in your application. It's implemented as a Moose::Role, so using Moose in your view is required.

Simply put, it's a way to include the output of a Catalyst sub-request somewhere in your page.

It's built in an extensible way so that you're free to use sub-requests, Varnish ESI ( or any other sub-include plugin you might want to implement.


This component does its magic by exporting a subinclude coderef entry to the stash. This way, it's easily accessible by the templates (which is the most common use-case).

subinclude( $path, @args )

This will render and return the body of the included resource (as specified by $path) using the default subinclude plugin.

subinclude_using( $plugin, $path, @args )

This will render and return the body of the included resource (as specified by $path) using the specified subinclude plugin.

The subinclude function above is implemented basically as a shortcut which calls this function using the default plugin as the first parameter.


The module comes with two subinclude plugins: SubRequest, Visit and ESI.

By default, the SubRequest plugin will be used. This can be changed in the view's configuration options (either in the config file or in the view module itself).

Configuration file example:

      subinclude_plugin   ESI

set_subinclude_plugin( $plugin )

This method changes the current active subinclude plugin in runtime. It expects the plugin suffix (e.g. ESI or SubRequest) or a fully-qualified class name in the Catalyst::View::Component::SubInclude namespace.

Writing plugins

If writing your own plugin, keep in kind plugins are required to implement a class method generate_subinclude with the following signature:

  sub generate_subinclude {
      my ($class, $c, @args) = @_;

The default plugin is stored in the subinclude_plugin which can be changed in runtime. It expects a fully qualified class name.


Catalyst::Plugin::SubRequest, Moose::Role, Moose,


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-catalyst-view-component-subinclude at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Nilson Santos Figueiredo Junior, <nilsonsfj at>


Tomas Doran (t0m) <

Vladimir Timofeev, <vovkasm at>.

Wallace Reis (wreis) <>.


Development sponsored by Ionzero LLC


Copyright (C) 2010 Nilson Santos Figueiredo Junior and the above contributors.

Copyright (C) 2009 Nilson Santos Figueiredo Junior.

Copyright (C) 2009 Ionzero LLC.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.