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HTML::Mason::Utils - Publicly available functions useful outside of Mason


The functions in this module are useful when you need to interface code you have written with Mason.


data_cache_namespace ($comp_id)

Given a component id, this method returns its default Cache::Cache namespace. This can be useful if you want to access the cached data outside of Mason.

With a single component root, the component id is just the component path. With multiple component roots, the component id is key/path, where key is the key corresponding to the root that the component falls under.

cgi_request_args ($cgi, $method)

This function expects to receive a CGI.pm object and the request method (GET, POST, etc). Given these two things, it will return a hash in list context or a hashref in scalar context. The hash(ref) will contain all the arguments passed via the CGI request. The keys will be argument names and the values will be either scalars or array references.