# $Id: Changes,v 1.36 2004/05/08 21:07:49 mark Exp $

Revision history for Perl extension CGI::Application.

3.31 Sun Sep 26, 2004
    - Documentation clean-ups. No code changes. 

3.30  Sun Sep 26, 2004
    - Refactored test suite to use Test::More (Gabor Szabo)
    - Removed warnings being emitted for documented API calls
    - minor code clean-up to load_tmpl() (Emanuele Zeppieri)
	- Support for passing multiple template paths to HTML::Template (Michael Peters) 
	- Added error_mode to support trapping runmodes dying (Rob Kinyon)
	- Added Plug-in related documentation. (Mark Stosberg) 
	- mode_param() updated to more easily set the run mode from $ENV{PATH_INFO} (Mark Stosberg)

3.22  Fri Feb 13, 2004
    - The nocgicarp flag introduced in 3.2 has now been removed due
      to ill importing side effects. Instead, we now simply use Carp
      instead of CGI::Carp. You must now explicitly load CGI::Carp if you want
      it. Any code that used the brief-lived 'nocgicarp' feature will need to
      be updated. 
    - Support for run modes named '0'. (Josh Glover)

3.21  Wed Feb 4, 2004
    - Updated some header tests to be compatible with old and new versions of CGI.pm, which
      handled the capitalization of the header differently. (Mark Stosberg) 

3.2   Sat Jan 31, 2004
    - header_add() has been added to allow setting extra headers, particularly cookies,
      after header_props has already been called (Cees Hek, Mark Stosberg)
    - CGI::Carp is now optional. See docs for details. (Steve Hay)
    - Avoid 'unitialized value' warning on redirects (Cees Hek)
    - Some tests added (Mark Stosberg)
    - Updated documentation to use term "Run Mode" consistently, versus "Run-Mode" with
      a dash. Run-mode-with-a-dash is dead. Don't revive it. Also added mentions
      of the CGI::Application wiki and CGI::Application::ValidateRM
      (Mark Stosberg)
    - Fixed typo in cgiapp_postrun documentation (Steve Hay)
    - Improved exception handling (Steve Hay)
    - delete() method added to remove items stored using param() (Michael Peters)
    - 'CGI_APP_RETURN_ONLY' environment variable that is used for testing is now 
	documented (Michael Peters)
    - dump_html() is now properly HTML-escaped (podmaster, Brian Cassidy)
    - Migrated from Makefile.PL to Build.PL. Either can now be used for installation.
    - Updated 'Changes' file to put new releases on top.

3.1   Mon Jun  2 07:54:31 EDT 2003
    - Changed dump_html default run mode to be referenced by name 
      instead of sub-ref.  This allows dump_html() to be overridden 
      in sub-class.
	- Added current run mode to output of dump() and dump_html().
	  (Thanks to Mark Stosberg for the suggestion.)
	- Added example of doing an HTTP redirect (suggested by Sam Tregar)
	- Fixed bug where non-CGI.pm query objects couldn't be set
	  at initialization time via the new() method.  (Thanks to Steve 
	  Hay for the catch.)
    - Added header_type("none") to surpress HTTP header output.
      (Thanks to Steve Comrie for the suggestion.)
    - Numerous typos corrected in POD.
    - Added cgiapp_postrun() hook.  This hook allows run mode output
      to be "pipelined" through optional filters, modifying the
      content and HTTP headers if so desired.

3.0   Sat Feb  1 02:27:19 EST 2003
	- Changed run_modes() method to allow list of run modes to be 
	  designated via an array reference.  This will automatically
	  create a run modes table which maps from a run mode to a 
	  run mode method of the same name.  Bumped major revision
	  number to reflect this significant change in functionality.
	- Clarified license for module (GPL or Artistic).  Included
	  licenses in distribution package.

2.6   Mon Oct  7 07:34:35 EDT 2002
	- Changed the run() method to use Perl's built-in dynamic method
	  call for all run modes, whether by name or by code ref.  This
	  is intended to improve run-time performance somewhat.  Thanks 
	  to Darin McBride for this patch.
	- Added new override-able method cgiapp_get_query().  This method
	  is called when CGI::Application first needs access to the CGI
	  query object.  By default, this is a CGI.pm object.  It is 
	  possible to override the cgiapp_get_query() method to return 
	  an object of some other module besides CGI.pm, providing
	  that it is sufficiently compatible.  Thanks to Eric Andreychek
	  for the suggestion and his help troubleshooting the code.

2.5   Thu Jul 18 07:45:47 EDT 2002
	- Changed mailing list address.  The new mailing list address.
	  To subscribe: cgiapp-subscribe@lists.erlbaum.net
	  To post message: cgiapp@lists.erlbaum.net

2.4   Sat May 25 13:32:44 EDT 2002
	- Modified tmpl_path() to propagate to HTML::Template's PATH
	  parameter.  This provides much more useful and intuitive 
	  behavior.  Thanks to Sam Tregar for the patch!
	- Added prerun_mode() method to allow the run mode to be
	  dynamically changed inside the cgiapp_prerun() method.  
	  Thanks to Steve Comrie for the suggestion of using a 
	  method call for this function.  Thanks to many other list 
	  members for further refining this idea.
	- Refactored some test cases, general code clean-up.
	- Refactored POD a bit to make it less intimidating for
	  new users.

2.3   Mon May  6 07:12:09 EDT 2002
	- Fixed minor bug in build system for older Perl versions.

2.2   Sun Aug 19 12:20:21 EDT 2001
	- Added new module CGI::Application::Mailform as both an 
	  example of how to use CGI::Application and a useful
	  (albeit simple) reusable web-based application.
	- CGI::Application::Mailform allows the contents of 
	  data submitted through HTML forms to be easily sent
	  via email to a specified recipient.  This application 
	  is intended to be very easy to reuse, yet secure
	  and functional enough to replace some of the most
	  onerous "mailform" scripts which have been floating
	  around the Internet for ages. 
	- Added cgiapp_prerun() hook, for adding global behaviors 
	  before the run mode method is called.  The cgiapp_prerun()
	  gets the name of the run mode as a parameter.  This would
	  allow the user to perform some action based on the
	  current run mode.

2.1   Sat Aug 11 12:57:49 EDT 2001
	- The param() method has been extended to allow multiple parameters
	  to be set at one time, via a hash (or hashref).
	- Fixed bug in run() method where a null-string run mode would be
	  considered valid.  A zero-length run mode will now result in the 
	  start_mode() being called.
	  (Thanks to Mark Stosberg for the two preceding ideas!)
	- The run_mode() method now may be called a subsequent time to 
	  amend the list of run modes.

2.0   Sun Jun 24 23:01:58 EDT 2001
	- Added ability to set mode_param() to use a call-back instance method
	  (specified by subref) instead of a CGI parameter.
	- HTML::Template is now only loaded if load_tmpl() is called.
	  (Thanks to Stephen Howard for the two preceding ideas!)
	- Run modes may now return scalar-refs in addition to scalars.
	- Added new run mode of last resort: "AUTOLOAD".  See POD for usage.
	- Updated MAJOR REVISION number to 2 -- new functionality deserves it.

1.31  Mon May 28 14:06:16 EDT 2001
	- Updated docs to favor new name-based run mode method references.

1.3   Sun May 20 18:48:36 EDT 2001
	- Enhanced capabilities for creating general superclasses for your projects.
	- All run modes may be referenced by method name, in addition to subref.
	- Created cgiapp_init() hook to allow for inherited common behaviors.
	- Fixed minor bugs in default values.

1.2   Fri Jul 14 01:49:30 EDT 2000
	- Modified load_tmpl() to pass extra params to HTML::Template->new_file().
	- Fixed up the docs a bit.
	- Minor code clean-up.

1.1   Tue Jul 11 22:59:17 EDT 2000
	- Tweaked test.pl to avoid CGI.pm command line debugging interface 
          which requires user to hit CTRL-D to continue
	- Added ANNOUNCE file.

1.0   Mon Jul  10 23:47:30 2000
	- Release 1.0 complete.  Woohoo!

0.01  Mon Jul  3 20:40:30 2000
	- original version; created by h2xs 1.19