CGI::FormBuilder::Template::CGI_SSI(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation NAME CGI::FormBuilder::Template::CGI_SSI - FormBuilder interface to CGI::SSI SYNOPSIS my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new( fields => \@fields, template => { type => 'CGI_SSI', file => "template.html", }, ); DESCRIPTION This engine adapts FormBuilder to use "CGI::SSI". You can specify any options which "CGI::SSI->new" accepts by using a hashref: my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new( fields => \@fields, template => { type => 'CGI::SSI', file => 'form.shtml', sizefmt => 'abbrev' } ); In addition to CGI::SSI new arguments, you can also specify "file", "virtual", or "string" argument. The following methods are provided (usually only used internally): engine Returns a reference to the "CGI::SSI" object prepare Returns a hash of all the fields ready to be rendered. render Uses the prepared hash and expands the template, returning a string of HTML. TEMPLATES In your template, each of the form fields will correspond directly to a "" of the same name prefixed with "field-" in the template. So, if you defined a field called "email", then you would setup a variable called "" in your template. In addition, there are a couple special fields: - JavaScript to stick in - The of the HTML form <!--#echo var="form-start" --> - Opening <form> tag and internal fields <!--#echo var="form-submit" --> - The submit button(s) <!--#echo var="form-reset" --> - The reset button <!--#echo var="form-end" --> - Just the closing </form> tag Let's look at an example "form.html" template we could use: <html> <head> <title>User Information

User Information

Please fill out the following information: 's corresponds to a field -->

Your full name:

Your email address:

Choose a password:

Please confirm it:

Your home zipcode:

As you see, you get a "" for each for field you define. However, you may want even more control. That is, maybe you want to specify every nitty-gritty detail of your input fields, and just want this module to take care of the statefulness of the values. This is no problem, since this module also provides several other "" tags as well: - The value of a given field - The human-readable label - Any optional comment - Error text if validation fails - See if the field is required This means you could say something like this in your template: : "> And FormBuilder would take care of the value stickiness for you, while you have control over the specifics of the "" tag. A sample expansion may create HTML like the following: Email: You must enter a valid value Note, though, that this will only get the first value in the case of a multi-value parameter (for example, a multi-select list). Multiple values (loops) in "CGI_SSI" are not yet implemented. For more information on templates, see HTML::Template. SEE ALSO CGI::FormBuilder, CGI::FormBuilder::Template, HTML::Template REVISION $Id: 97 2007-02-06 17:10:39Z nwiger $ AUTHOR Copyright (c) Nate Wiger . All Rights Reserved. This module is free software; you may copy this under the terms of the GNU General Public License, or the Artistic License, copies of which should have accompanied your Perl kit. perl v5.38.0 2023-07-25 CGI::FormBuilder::Template::CGI_SSI(3)