NAME

HTML::FormFu::Constraint - Constrain User Input

SYNOPSIS

    ---
    elements: 
      - type: Text
        name: foo
        constraints:
          - type: Length
            min: 8
            when:
              field: bar
              values: [ 1, 3, 5 ]
      - type: Text
        name: bar
        constraints: 
          - Integer
          - Required
    constraints: 
      - SingleValue

DESCRIPTION

User input is processed in the following order:

Filters
Constraints
Inflators
Validators
Transformers

See "FORM LOGIC AND VALIDATION" in HTML::FormFu for further details.

"constraints" in HTML::FormFu can be called on any form, block element (includes fieldsets) or field element.

If called on a field element, no name argument should be passed.

If called on a form or block element, if no name argument is provided, a new constraint is created for and added to every field on that form or block.

See "FORM LOGIC AND VALIDATION" in HTML::FormFu for further details.

METHODS

type

Returns the type argument originally used to create the constraint.

not

If true, inverts the results of the constraint - such that input that would otherwise fail will pass, and vise-versa.

This value is ignored by some constraints - see the documentation for individual constraints for details.

message

Arguments: $string

Set the message which will be displayed if the constraint fails.

message_xml

Arguments: $string

Variant of "message" which ensures the value won't be XML-escaped.

message_loc

Arguments: $string

Variant of "message" which uses localize to create the message.

localise_args

Provide arguments that should be passed to localize to replace [_1], [_2], etc. in the localized string.

force_errors

See "force_errors" in HTML::FormFu for details.

parent

Returns the field object that the constraint is associated with.

form

Returns the HTML::FormFu object that the constraint's field is attached to.

name

Shorthand for $constraint->parent->name

when

Defines a condition for the constraint. Only when the condition is fullfilled the constraint will be applied.

This method expects a hashref with the following keys: field: name of form field that shall be compared value: expected value in the form field 'field' values: Array of multiple values, one must match to fullfill the condition not: inverse the when condition - value(s) must not match callback: a callback can be supplied to perform complex checks. An hashref of all parameters is passed to the callback sub. In this case all other keys are ignored, including not. You need to return a true value for the constraint to be applied or a false value to not apply it.

CORE CONSTRAINTS

HTML::FormFu::Constraint::AllOrNone
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::ASCII
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::AutoSet
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Bool
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Callback
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::CallbackOnce
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::DateTime
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::DependOn
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Email
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Equal
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::File
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::File::MIME
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::File::MaxSize
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::File::MinSize
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::File::Size
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Integer
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Length
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::MaxLength
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::MaxRange
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::MinLength
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::MinRange
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::MinMaxFields
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Number
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Printable
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Range
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::reCAPTCHA
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Regex
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Required
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Set
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::SingleValue
HTML::FormFu::Constraint::Word

AUTHOR

Carl Franks, cfranks@cpan.org

Based on the original source code of HTML::Widget::Constraint, by Sebastian Riedel, sri@oook.de.

LICENSE

This library is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.