Hideo Kimura
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Catalyst::Plugin::FillInForm::ForceUTF8 - FillInForm with utf8 flag for Catalyst


    use Catalyst 'FillInForm::ForceUTF8'; 
    # that's it, if Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator is being used

    # OR, manually:

    # in MyApp.pm; assume $c->stash->data is seeded elsewhere
    sub end : Private {
      my ( $self, $c ) = @_;
      $c->forward('MyApp::V::TT') unless $c->res->output;
      $c->fillform( $c->stash->data );
      # ....

    # you can abort automatic fillform with configuration.
    # (default: 1, same as Catalyst::Plugin::FillInForm behavior)
            auto => 0


Fill forms automatically, based on data from a previous HTML form. Typically (but not necessarily) used in conjunction with Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator. This module automatically inserts data from a previous HTML form into HTML input fields, textarea fields, radio buttons, checkboxes, and select tags. It is an instance of HTML::FillInForm, which itself is a subclass of HTML::Parser, which it uses to parse the HTML and insert the values into the proper form tags.

The usual application is after a user submits an HTML form without filling out a required field, or with errors in fields having specified constraints. FillInForm is used to redisplay the HTML form with all the form elements containing the submitted info. FillInForm can also be used to fill forms with data from any source, e.g. directly from your database.



Will automatically fill in forms, based on the parameters in $c->req->parameters, if the last form has missing or invalid fields, and if Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator is being used. finalize is called automatically by the Catalyst Engine; the end user will not have to call it directly. (In fact, it should never be called directly by the end user.) If you want to avoid this behavior, add auto => 0 to config.



Fill a form, based on request parameters (the default) or any other specified data hash. You would call this manually if you're getting your data from some source other than the parameters (e.g. if you're seeding an edit form with the results of a database query), or if you're using some other validation system than Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator.

    $c->fillform; # defaults to $c->req->parameters

    # OR

    $c->fillform( \%data_hash );

fillform must be called after an HTML template has been rendered. A typical way of using it is to place it immediately after your forward call to your view class, which might be in a built-in end action in your application class.

   sub render : ActionClass('RenderView') {}

   sub end : Private {
       my ( $self, $c ) = @_;



You can abort automatic fillform with configuration, even if Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator is loaded.

            auto => 0


Catalyst, Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator, HTML::FillInForm::ForceUTF8, Catalyst::Plugin::FillInForm,.


Sebastian Riedel, sri@cpan.org Marcus Ramberg, mramberg@cpan.org Jesse Sheidlower, jester@panix.com Hideo Kimura, hide@hide-k.net


This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.