Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Set - Text area that accepts whitespace- or comma-separated strings.


    $field =
        label   => 'States', 
        name    => 'states',
        default => 'NY NJ NM');

    $vals = $field->internal_value;

    print $vals->[1]; # "NJ"

    $field->input_value('NY, NJ, "New Mexico"');

    $vals = $field->internal_value;

    print $vals->[3]; # "New Mexico"

    $field->input_value([ 'New York', 'New Jersey' ]);

    print $field->internal_value->[0]; # "New York"



Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Set is a subclass of Rose::HTML::Form::Field::TextArea that accepts whitespace- or comma-separated strings. Its internal value is a reference to an array of strings, or undef if the input value could not be parsed.

Strings with spaces, double quotes, backslashes, or commas must be double-quoted. Use a backslash character "\" to escape double-quotes within double-quoted strings. Backslashed escapes in double-quoted strings are interpolated according to Perl's rules.


John C. Siracusa (


Copyright (c) 2010 by John C. Siracusa. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.