HTML/Ballot/Trusting version 0.2

    A simple module for inseucre web ballots.

    This is a very beta version that will mature over the next week or so.
    Please let me know how it breaks.


    *   no test is made of who is voting, so users may vote any number of
        times, or may even vote (and surely will) thousands of times using a
        "LWP" hack.

    *   a HTML page of voting options and one of the results of votes so far
        is generated from a single HTML template, and it is in these pages
        that ballot status is maintained, so no additional file access is

    *   HTML output into the template is minimal, but all unique entities
        are given a "class" attribute for easy CSS re-definitions.

    *   simple bar charts of results are generated using HTML.

    *   users may submit a comment with thier vote, though no connection
        between the value of the vote and the user is recorded

    *   users' IP addresses may be recorded, and displayed, and a chart of
        the IP addresses from which communication has been received the most
        may be displayed.

    In future these features may be added:

    *   A more secure version is being considered, which uses simple e-mail
        authentication of users, sending ony one voting password to any
        e-mail address: this may appear as "HTML::Ballot::MoreCynical".

    *   This may be extended to include a ballot `time out'.

    *   Options to have graphs based on single-pixels, or using the "GD"
        interface will arrive some time in the future.


    1.  Construct an HTML template that can be used to generate the question
        and answer pages. Where you wish the questions and answers to
        appear, insert the following element:


        The template should at least define the CSS representation for
        "votehighscorebar" and "votebar" as having a coloured background, or
        you will not be able to view the results' bar graph. See the CSS
        SPECIFICATION entry elsewhere in this document for more details on
        other CSS classes employed.

        Other functions may be included as below. Note that "TEMPLATEITEM"s
        may require some minimal content of at least a space character, I'm
        not sure, I'd better check.

        *   If you wish to allow a user to submit a comment with their vote,
            include the following element:

                    <TEMPLATEITEM name='COMMENT'>
                            This is what voter's have said:

            Unlike the "QUESTIONS TEMPLATEITEM", any text you include in
            this block will be reatained at the top of a list of users'

        *   If you wish to have the result page display a list of the names
            entered by voters, also include:

                    <TEMPLATEITEM name='VOTERLIST'>
                            Here is the voterlist...

            This acts in the manner of the "COMMENT TEMPLATEITEM", above.

        *   If you wish to have the result page display a list of the most
            frequently-posting IP addresses, include:

                    <TEMPLATEITEM name='IPCHART'>
                            <H2>Top IP Addresses To Post To This Ballot</H2>

            To this, the module will add a "SPAN" of HTML that lists the top
            posters. Anything before that span (in this example, the "H2"
            element) will remain.

    2.  Initiate the ballot by constructnig an HTML::Ballot::Trusting object
        and calling "create" method upon it in a manner simillar to that
        described in the SYNOPSIS entry elsewhere in this document.

        In response, you should receive a list of the locations of files
        used and dynamically created by the process.


	To install this module, do the usual:

	   perl Makefile.PL
	   make					- nmake on Win32
	   make test			- etc
	   make install

	Then please read the POD.


	As well as the pragmas 'strict' and 'warnings', this module
		HTML::EasyTemplate version 0.985 or higher,


	Lee Goddard -


	This module and all associated code is Copyright (C) Lee Goddard 2001.
	All rights reserved.

	This is free software and may be used under the same terms as Perl itself.