DevShed has posted the next in their "Introduction to CodeIgniter" series - this new tutorial about returning strings back from the views of your application.
Speaking more specifically, it’s possible to feed the “$this->load->view()” method of CI a third Boolean parameter, to return the contents of a view to calling code after the view has been parsed. This is a handy variation of the method demonstrated in the previous article, and in this tutorial I’ll be taking a close look at it, so you can grasp its underlying logic.
This technique could be useful when you want to render a certain block of code but don't want the application to have to reparse and rerender it. Pass the information to one view call, return the output back into a variable and push that back out into a main view any number of times.