{literal}

{literal} tags allow a block of data to be taken literally. This is typically used around Javascript or stylesheet blocks where {curly braces} would interfere with the template delimiter syntax. Anything within {literal}{/literal} tags is not interpreted, but displayed as-is. If you need template tags embedded in a {literal} block, consider using {ldelim}{rdelim} to escape the individual delimiters instead.

Note

{literal}{/literal} tags are normally not necessary, as Smarty ignores delimiters that are surrounded by whitespace. Be sure your javascript and CSS curly braces are surrounded by whitespace. This is new behavior to Smarty 3.

Example 7.59. {literal} tags

<script>
   // the following braces are ignored by Smarty
   // since they are surrounded by whitespace
   function myFoo {
     alert('Foo!');
   }
   // this one will need literal escapement
   {literal}
     function myBar {alert('Bar!');}
   {/literal}
</script>

  

See also {ldelim} {rdelim} and the escaping Smarty parsing page.