Inline HTML

The simplest method of rendering a view is by using inline HTML.

Unlike frameworks in most other languages, Scalatra can use Scala’s built-in XML literals to output XML directly as a return value from an action:

def get("/") {

  <body>Test Body for {uri("/")}</body>

Note the use of the curly braces on the {uri("/")} part of the inlined view. This tells Scalatra to render Scala code.

This would be a very poor way to structure complex views for a large application, but it might be useful if your templating needs are quite simple (or you’re just cranking out a quick prototype).

Normally you’ll want more structure than inline HTML can provide, so that you can separate your views from your controller actions and routing.