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Chapter: Beautiful confirmation emails
Lecture: Concept: Jinja to HTML email content

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0:00 One of the really neat things we did here was leverage the ability of having our
0:04 jinja templates, which we already completely and set up and we're working with for the
0:09 HTML side of our flask website.
0:11 We're able to leverage that for generating consistent and beautiful email.
0:16 And in order to do so,
0:17 we had to have a template file with potentially,
0:20 uh, common layout wrapper. But we don't deal with that here.
0:23 That's all the template engine level.
0:25 We're going to have this HTML template file.
0:27 We want to pass data over to it just like we would for a Web page
0:30 with Jinja. So we wrote this super simple function here,
0:34 and it's just gonna basically set up a one time jinja environment.
0:37 In order to do that, we've got to figure out where the template folder is
0:41 We use the path lib, path object to do so.
0:44 I mean, we use jinja2 we said,
0:46 create a file system loader from that location,
0:48 create an environment from that loader,
0:50 and then use that loader to load up a template and then finally render the template
0:55 given the data really quite easy and very useful,
0:58 which can be reused all over the place and you can actually render stuff that's not
1:02 just HTML basically any text file.
1:05 If you've got RSS you want to generate,
1:07 you can use that for XML could even just generate plain text out of this kind
1:11 of thing, really, really useful and flexible inside your application in many ways.