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Rubric::Entry - a single entry made by a user


version 0.155


This class provides an interface to Rubric entries. It inherits from Rubric::DBI, which is a Class::DBI class.


 id          - a unique identifier
 link        - the link to which the entry refers
 username    - the user who made the entry
 title       - the title of the link's destination
 description - a short description of the entry
 body        - a long body of text for the entry
 created     - the time when the entry was first created
 modified    - the time when the entry was last modified


The link attribute returns a Rubric::Link.


The uri attribute returns the URI of the entry's link.


The user attribute returns a Rubric::User.


Every entry has_many tags that describe it. The tags method will return the tags, and the entrytags method will return the Rubric::EntryTag objects that represent them.


This method returns a reference to an array of arrayrefs, each a (tag, count) pair for tags used on the week's 50 most recent entries.




The created and modified columns are stored as seconds since epoch, but inflated to Time::Piece objects.



The arguments to query provide a set of abstract constraints for the query. These are sent to Rubric::Entry::Query, which builds an SQL query and returns the result of running it. (Either a list or an Iterator is returned.)

(The built-in Class::DBI search method can't handle this kind of search.)

 user   - entries for this User
 tags   - entries with these tags (arrayref)
 link   - entries for this Link
 urimd5 - entries for the Link with this md5 sum
 has_body    - whether entries must have bodies (T, F, or undef)
 has_link    - whether entries must have a link (T, F, or undef)
 (time spec) - {created,modified}_{before,after,on}
               limits entries by time; given as a complete or partial
               time and date string in the form "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM"


This method replaces all entry's current tags with the new set of tags.


  my $tags = Rubric::Entry->tags_from_string($string);

This (class) method takes a string of tags, delimited by whitespace, and returns an array of the tags, throwing an exception if it finds invalid tags.

Valid tags (shouldn't this be documented somewhere else instead?) may contain letters, numbers, underscores, colons, dots, and asterisks. Hyphens me be used, but not as the first character.


This method returns the value of the entry's @markup tag, or _default if there is no such tag.


  my $formatted_body = $entry->body_as("html");

This method returns the body of the entry, formatted into the given format. If the entry cannot be rendered into the given format, an exception is thrown.


Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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