Mojolicious::Plugin::MoreUtilHelpers - Methods to format, count, sanitize, etc...


  # Mojolicious
  $self->plugin('MoreUtilHelpers', %defaults);

  # Mojolicious::Lite
  plugin 'MoreUtilHelpers', %defaults;

  $self->count(10, 'user');     # 10 users
  $self->count([User->new]);    # 1 user
  $self->paragraphs($text);     # <p>line 1</p><p>line 2</p>...
  $self->maxwords('a, b, c', 2) # a, b...
  $self->sanitize($html);       # remove all HTML

  # keep <a> and <p> tags
  $self->sanitize($html, tags => ['a','p']);

  # future calls to param($name[n]) return trimmed values

  # DWIM Mojo::Collection


This version requires Mojolicious >= 6.0. If you're using an earlier version of Mojolicious you must use version 0.03 of this module.


Defaults can be set for certain methods when the plugin is loaded.

  $self->plugin('MoreUtilHelpers', maxwords => { omit => ' [snip]' },
                                   sanitize => { tags => ['code', 'pre', 'a'] });

By default and, unless stated otherwise, no defaults are set. See the method docs for more info.


  $self->count(10, 'user');           # 10 users
  $self->count([User->new]);          # 1 user
  $self->count([User->new], 'Luser'); # 1 Luser

Use the singular or plural form of the word based on the number given by the first argument. If a non-empty array of objects are given the lowercase form of the package's basename is used.


  $self->collection(undef);  # empty collection

DWIM (Do What I Mean) Mojo::Collection creation. Currently Mojo::Collection does not differentiate between undef and array ref arguments. For example:

  $self->c(1)->to_array;         # [1]
  $self->c([1])->to_array;       # [[1]]
  $self->c(undef)->to_array;     # [undef]
  $self->c([1,2,[3]])->to_array; # [[1,2,[3]]]

Using collection to create a Mojo::Collection will give you the following:

  $self->collection(1)->to_array;         # [1]
  $self->collection([1])->to_array;       # [1]
  $self->collection(undef)->to_array;     # []
  $self->collection([1,2,[3]])->to_array; # [1,2,[3]]

Making This Behavior The Default

To replace the c helper with collection:

  $self->plugin('MoreUtilHelpers', collection => { patch => 1 });

This does not replace Mojo::Collection::c.


  $self->maxwords($str, $n);
  $self->maxwords($str, $n, '&hellip;');

Truncate $str after $n words. If $str has more than $n words traling punctuation characters are stripped from the $nth word and '...' is appended. An alternate ommision character can be given as the third option.

Setting Defaults

  $self->plugin('MoreUtilHelpers', maxwords => { omit => ' [snip]', max => 20 });



Wrap lines seperated by empty \r\n or \n lines in HTML paragraph tags (p). For example: A\r\n\r\nB\r\n would be turned into <p>A\r\n</p><p>B\r\n</p>.

The returned HTML is assumed to be safe and is wrapped in a Mojo::ByteStream.


  $self->sanitize($html, tags => ['a','p'], attr => ['href']);

Remove all HTML tags in the string given by $html. If tags and -optionally- attr are given, remove everything but those tags and attributes.

The returned HTML is assumed to be safe and is wrapped in a Mojo::ByteStream.

Setting Defaults

  $self->plugin('MoreUtilHelpers', sanitize => { tags => ['a','p'], attr => ['href'] });



For each param name in @names, make future calls to "param" in Mojolicious::Controller return these params' values without leading and trailing whitespace. If an element of @names is a regexp all matching param names will be processed.

In some cases it may be best to add this to your routes via "under" in Mojolicious::Routes:

  my $account = $self->routes->under(sub {
    shift->trim_param('name', 'email', 'phone');
    return 1;


Now calling $self->param in these actions for 'name', 'email' or 'phone' will return a trimmed result.

Leading/trailing whitespace is removed by calling "trim" in Mojo::Util.


Lingua::EN::Inflect, Number::Format, List::Cycle, Mojolicious::Plugin::UtilHelpers


Skye Shaw ( [AT]


Copyright (c) 2012-2014 Skye Shaw. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.