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CGI::FormBuilder::TempUser:Contributed PerlCGI::FormBuilder::Template::HTML(3)

       CGI::FormBuilder::Template::HTML	- FormBuilder interface	to

	   my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new(
			   fields   => \@fields,
			   template => 'form.tmpl',

       This engine adapts FormBuilder to use "HTML::Template".
       "HTML::Template"	is the default template	option and is activated	one of
       two ways. Either:

	   my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new(
			   fields => \@fields,
			   template => 'form.tmpl',

       Or, you can specify any options which "HTML::Template->new" accepts by
       using a hashref:

	   my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new(
			   fields => \@fields,
			   template => {
			       type => 'HTML',
			       filename	=> 'form.tmpl',
			       shared_cache => 1,
			       loop_context_vars => 1

       The following methods are provided (usually only	used internally):

       Returns a reference to the "HTML::Template" 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
       "<tmpl_var>" 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 "<tmpl_var field-email>"	in your	template.

       In addition, there are a	couple special fields:

	   <tmpl_var js-head>	  -  JavaScript	to stick in <head>
	   <tmpl_var form-title>  -  The <title> of the	HTML form
	   <tmpl_var form-start>  -  Opening <form> tag	and internal fields
	   <tmpl_var form-submit> -  The submit	button(s)
	   <tmpl_var form-reset>  -  The reset button
	   <tmpl_var form-end>	  -  Just the closing </form> tag

       Let's look at an	example	"form.tmpl" template we	could use:

	   <title>User Information</title>
	   <tmpl_var js-head><!-- this holds the JavaScript code -->
	   <tmpl_var form-start><!-- this holds	the initial form tag -->
	   <h3>User Information</h3>
	   Please fill out the following information:
	   <!--	each of	these tmpl_var's corresponds to	a field	-->
	   <p>Your full	name: <tmpl_var	field-name>
	   <p>Your email address: <tmpl_var field-email>
	   <p>Choose a password: <tmpl_var field-password>
	   <p>Please confirm it: <tmpl_var field-confirm_password>
	   <p>Your home	zipcode: <tmpl_var field-zipcode>
	   <tmpl_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 "<tmpl_var>" 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:

	   <tmpl_var value-[field]>   -	The value of a given field
	   <tmpl_var label-[field]>   -	The human-readable label
	   <tmpl_var comment-[field]> -	Any optional comment
	   <tmpl_var error-[field]>   -	Error text if validation fails
	   <tmpl_var required-[field]> - See if	the field is required

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

	   <tmpl_var label-email>:
	   <input type="text" name="email" value="<tmpl_var value-email>">
	   <font size="-1"><i><tmpl_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). To remedy
       this, if	there are multiple values you will also	get a "<tmpl_var>"
       prefixed	with "loop-". So, if you had:


       This would give the "color" field three values. To create a select
       list, you would do this in your template:

	   <select name="color"	multiple>
	   <tmpl_loop loop-color>
	       <option value="<tmpl_var	value>"><tmpl_var label></option>

       With "<tmpl_loop>" tags,	each iteration gives you several variables:

	   Inside <tmpl_loop>, this...	Gives you this
	   ---------------------------	-------------------------------
	   <tmpl_var value>		value of that option
	   <tmpl_var label>		label for that option
	   <tmpl_var checked>		if selected, the word "checked"
	   <tmpl_var selected>		if selected, the word "selected"

       Please note that	"<tmpl_var value>" gives you one of the	options, not
       the values. Why?	Well, if you think about it you'll realize that	select
       lists and radio groups are fundamentally	different from input boxes in
       a number	of ways. Whereas in input tags you can just have an empty
       value, with lists you need to iterate through each option and then
       decide if it's selected or not.

       When you	need precise control in	a template this	is all exposed to you;
       normally	FormBuilder does all this magic	for you. If you	don't need
       exact control over your lists, simply use the "<tmpl_var	field-[name]>"
       tag and this will all be	done automatically, which I strongly

       But, let's assume you need exact	control	over your lists. Here's	an
       example select list template:

	   <select name="color"	multiple>
	   <tmpl_loop loop-color>
	   <option value="<tmpl_var value>" <tmpl_var selected>><tmpl_var label>

       Then, your Perl code would fiddle the field as follows:

		     name => 'color', nameopts => 1,
		     options =>	[qw(red	green blue yellow black	white gray)]

       Assuming	query string as	shown above, the template would	then be
       expanded	to something like this:

	   <select name="color"	multiple>
	   <option value="red" selected>Red
	   <option value="green" >Green
	   <option value="blue"	selected>Blue
	   <option value="yellow" >Yellow
	   <option value="black" >Black
	   <option value="white" >White
	   <option value="gray"	selected>Gray

       Notice that the "<tmpl_var selected>" tag is expanded to	the word
       "selected" when a given option is present as a value as well (i.e., via
       the CGI query). The "<tmpl_var value>" tag expands to each option in
       turn, and "<tmpl_var label>" is expanded	to the label for that value.
       In this case, since "nameopts" was specified to "field()", the labels
       are automatically generated from	the options.

       Let's look at one last example. Here we want a radio group that allows
       a person	to remove themself from	a mailing list.	Here's our template:

	   Do you want to be on	our mailing list?
	   <tmpl_loop loop-mailopt>
	   <td bgcolor="silver">
	     <input type="radio" name="mailopt"	value="<tmpl_var value>">
	   <td bgcolor="white"><tmpl_var label></td>

       Then, we	would twiddle our "mailopt" field via "field()":

		     name => 'mailopt',
		     options =>	[
			[ 1 => 'Yes, please keep me on it!' ],
			[ 0 => 'No, remove me immediately.' ]

       When the	template is rendered, the result would be something like this:

	   Do you want to be on	our mailing list?

	   <td bgcolor="silver">
	     <input type="radio" name="mailopt"	value="1">
	   <td bgcolor="white">Yes, please keep	me on it!</td>

	   <td bgcolor="silver">
	     <input type="radio" name="mailopt"	value="0">
	   <td bgcolor="white">No, remove me immediately</td>


       When the	form was then sumbmitted, you would access the values just
       like any	other field:

	   if ($form->field('mailopt'))	{
	       # is 1, so add them
	   } else {
	       # is 0, remove them

       Finally,	you can	also loop through each of the fields using the top-
       level "fields" loop in your template. This allows you to	reuse the same
       template	even if	your parameters	change.	The following template code
       would loop through each field, creating a table row for each:

	   <tmpl_loop fields>
	   <td class="small"><tmpl_if required><b><tmpl_var label></b><tmpl_else><tmpl_var label></tmpl_if></td>
	   <td><tmpl_var field></td>

       Each loop will have a "label", "field", "value",	etc, just like above.

       For more	information on templates, see HTML::Template.

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

       $Id: 100	2007-03-02 18:13:13Z 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			  2016-08-1CGI::FormBuilder::Template::HTML(3)


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