Author image Julio Fraire
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NAME

FieldForm -- Handle HTML forms with Field objects

SYNOPSIS

   use HTML::FieldForm;
   use HTML::Field;
   
   # Object constructor
   my $form = HTML::FieldForm->new(    
     part_number      => [ 'Textfield', {
                            primary_key => 1,
                       } ],
     description      => [ 'Textarea', {
                            cols        => 60,
                            rows        => 6,
                       } ],
     purchasing_code =>  [ 'Select', {
                            options     => \@purchasing_codes,
                            labels      => \%purch_codes_labels,
                       } ],
   );
   
   # The returned object is a hash of HTML::Field objects keyed by name:
   my $part_number = $form->{part_number};
   
   # Set the value of the fields from a hash ref
   my %values = (part_number => '16-0021', description => 'Brushplate');
   $form->set_values(\%values);

   # Set the value of the fields from a CGI object
   my $query = new CGI;
   $form->set_values($query);

   # Get the values of all the fields in a hash
   my %data = $form->get_values;
 
   # Reset all the field values to their defaults
   $form->reset_values;
   
   # Get a hash with editable or read only html (fieldname => html)
   # Specially useful for HTML::Template
   my %editable = $form->editable_html;
   my %readonly = $form->readonly_html;
   my %creation = $form->creation_html;
   
   # Request XHTML instead of HTML
   $field_form->set_xhtml(1); # Gets xhtml
   $field_form->set_xhtml(0); # Gets html (default)
   
   # Request the addition of an ID selector for each form field 
   # (same as its name)
   $field_form->add_id;
   
   # These two last methods return the HTML::FieldForm object, so that
   # you can say:
   %editable = $field_form->xhtml(1)->add_id->editable_html;
   

DESCRIPTION

The goal of this simple module is to perform common actions over a set of HTML form fields in order to get rid of some of the tedious of scripting CGI.

AUTHOR

Julio Fraire, <jfraire@gmail.com<gt>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2006 by Julio Fraire

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.3 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.