Since you're using CGI::App, you should have a look at CGI::Application::Plugin::AnyTemplate - which will allow you to call a run mode with the H::T
 <TMPL_VAR NAME="CGIAPP_embed('some_run_mode', 'param, 'param')">
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Subject: [htmltmpl] Writing an extension for HTML::Template - how to do it?

Hello folks!
Don't know if it's just me or documentation of HTML::Template::Extension isn't good. Eitherway, I can't figure out how to write an extenstion for it, that I need for my project.
I work with CGI::Application, and I wan't to be able to use (reusable) objects in my templates.
For instance :
<tmpl_plugin name="SomeName(param1, param2)">
My filter would find SomeName module (Prefix such as MyApp::Plugin::SomeName) make an instance of it and call method - say named run. And place returned value instead of this tag.
Think of it as another template file that is included but it has some processing ... That way I can create one module/plugin and use it througth whole site/application.
If I don't figure this out soon - I will have to give a shot to HTML::Template::Expr and register a function with it (<tmpl_var name="plugin(SomeName, param1, param2)">).