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Jerome Eteve

NAME

Mason::Plugin::SliceFilter - Only output slices of your content optionally.

VERSION

Version 0.04

CATALYST USERS

If you use Mason with Catalyst, it's very likely your mason interpreter is run within the context of your stash. So for this plugin to work, you need to transfer the slice http parameter to the stash (in your MyApp::WWW::Controller::Root::auto for instance):

  $c->stash()->{slice} = $c->req->param('slice');

OTHER FRAMEWORK USERS

PLEASE See SYNOPSIS FIRST and then look at the PARAMETER CAPTURING injection section.

SYNOPSIS

See Mason 'plugins'. Once this plugin included, you can use the following filter:

FILTER

Slice

Outputs its content untouched in case there's no 'slice' parameter in the request.

If there is a slice parameter in the request, output JUST this content if the requested slice matches, ready to be embedded in your page in ajax for instance.

  % $.Slice( slice_id => 'myslice' ){{
   <p>This bit will be output just on its own if you call
      this page with ?slice=myslice.
   </p>
  % }}

  % $.Slice( slice_id => 'myslice' , slice_param => 'myparam' ){{
    <p>Same thing but with controlable slice param.</p>
  % }}

  % $.Slice( slice_id => 'myslice', yield_noslice => 0 ){{
    <p>This will NOT be output with no 'slice' parameter.
       So for instance, this won't be there on the first page rendering (assuming there's no 'slice' param)</p>
  % }}

  % $.Slice( slice_id => 'myslice' , can_skip => 1 ){{
    <p>This souldn't contain nested slices</p>
  % }}

FILTER ARGUMENTS

slice_id

Mandatory unique ID (unique on a specific page) of this slice.

slice_param

Optional. The name of the request parameter that contains the requested slice_id. Default: 'slice'

yield_noslice

Optional. Default is true.

If set to false, the content of this filter will not be output, unless the correct 'slice' parameter is in the query. This is useful to avoid generating content on the first 'slice-less' page rendering for instance.

can_skip

Optional. If you know your slice is:

1 - Not going to contain any nested one.

2 - Doesn't contain any side effect.

3 - Towards the beginning of the page, and therefore worth being skipped when not required.

You can use can_skip to cause this filter to 'jump' over this entire slice content when it's not requested instead of generating it for nothing.

get_slice

Optional. A sub that will receive the 'slice_param' value that you can use to return this parameter value from your framework of choice. Defaults to 'get the parameter from $m->request_args()'.

See PARAMETER CAPTURING below.

PARAMETER CAPTURING

You can easily inject a sub that this filter will use to capture the slice ID from your framework parameter mechanism if there's no easy way to inject the slice parameter into your mason ->run call.

The simpliest (yet tedious) solution is to inject this sub each time you use the filter.

Example with Catalyst's $c object being exposed as a global in your mason:

  % $.Slice( slice_id => 'myslice' , get_slice => sub{ scalar($c->req->param(shift)); }){{

  % }}

A nicer alternative is to curry the slice filter into a 'MySlice' one at Mason's top level component (typically Base.mc):

  <%class>
     ## Replace scalar($c->req->param(shift)) by whatever your framework exposes as a parameter getting method.
     has 'MySlice' => ( default =>
                     sub{
                         my $self = shift;
                         return sub{ my (%args) = @_;
                                     return $self->Slice(get_slice => sub{ scalar($c->req->param(shift)); } , %args );
                                    };
                        } );
  </%class>

  % ## Then later:
  % ## Notice the -> arrow
  % $.MySlice->(slice_id => 'aslice' ){{
   SliceA
  % }}

AUTHOR

Jerome Eteve, <jerome.eteve at gmail.com>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-mason-plugin-slicefilter at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Mason-Plugin-SliceFilter. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Mason::Plugin::SliceFilter

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2013-2014 Jerome Eteve.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.