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CGI::FormBuilder::TempUser:Contributed PCGI::FormBuilder::Template::CGI_SSI(3)

       CGI::FormBuilder::Template::CGI_SSI - FormBuilder interface to CGI::SSI

	   my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new(
			   fields   => \@fields,
			   template => {
			     type => 'CGI_SSI',
			     file => "template.html",

       This engine adapts FormBuilder to use "CGI::SSI".

       You can specify any options which "CGI::SSI->new" accepts by using a

	   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):

       Returns a reference to the "CGI::SSI" object

       Returns a hash of all the fields	ready to be rendered.

       Uses the	prepared hash and expands the template,	returning a string of

       In your template, each of the form fields will correspond directly to a
       "<!--#echo -->" 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 "<!--#echo var="field-email" -->" in your

       In addition, there are a	couple special fields:

	   <!--#echo var="js-head" -->	   -  JavaScript to stick in <head>
	   <!--#echo var="form-title" -->  -  The <title> 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:

	   <title>User Information</title>
	   <!--#echo var="js-head" --><!-- this	holds the JavaScript code -->
	   <!--#echo var="form-start" --><!-- this holds the initial form tag -->
	   <h3>User Information</h3>
	   Please fill out the following information:
	   <!--	each of	these <!--#echo	-->'s corresponds to a field -->
	   <p>Your full	name: <!--#echo	var="field-name" -->
	   <p>Your email address: <!--#echo var="field-email" -->
	   <p>Choose a password: <!--#echo var="field-password"	-->
	   <p>Please confirm it: <!--#echo var="field-confirm_password-->
	   <p>Your home	zipcode: <!--#echo var="field-zipcode -->
	   <!--#echo var="form-submit" --><!-- this holds the form submit button -->
	   </form><!-- can also	use "tmpl_var form-end", same thing -->

       As you see, you get a "<!--#echo	-->" 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 "<tmpl_var>"
       tags as well:

	   <!--#echo var="value-[field]	-->   -	The value of a given field
	   <!--#echo var="label-[field]	-->   -	The human-readable label
	   <!--#echo var="comment-[field] --> -	Any optional comment
	   <!--#echo var="error-[field]	-->   -	Error text if validation fails
	   <!--#echo var="required-[field] --> - See if	the field is required

       This means you could say	something like this in your template:

	   <!--#echo var="label-email" -->:
	   <input type="text" name="email" value="<!--#echo var="value-email" -->">
	   <font size="-1"><i><!--#echo	var="error-email" --></i></font>

       And FormBuilder would take care of the value stickiness for you,	while
       you have	control	over the specifics of the "<input>" tag.  A sample
       expansion may create HTML like the following:

	   <input type="text" name="email" value="">
	   <font size="-1"><i>You must enter a valid value</i></font>

       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.

       CGI::FormBuilder, CGI::FormBuilder::Template, HTML::Template

       $Id: 97 2007-02-06 17:10:39Z nwiger $

       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 v5.32.1			  2016-0CGI::FormBuilder::Template::CGI_SSI(3)


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