Consider the jsfiddle:
For the span tag what I'd like to be able to do is 'set' the html (ala innerHTML) of this element using 'Body' however the example I've given fails silently.
I've trawled through http://www.kendoui.com/documentation/framework/templates/overview.aspx
and I probably got the inspiration for the possibility from:
In my case (where I am using MVVM on top of the template) - I have had no issues binding other things like attr, events etc.