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       HTML::FillInForm::Lite -	Lightweight FillInForm module in Pure Perl

       The document describes HTML::FillInForm::Lite version 1.13

	   use HTML::FillInForm::Lite;
	   use CGI;

	   my $q = CGI->new();
	   my $h = HTML::FillInForm::Lite->new();

	   $output = $h->fill(\$html,	 $q);
	   $output = $h->fill(\@html,	 \%data);
	   $output = $h->fill(\*HTML,	 \&my_param);
	   $output = $h->fill('t.html',	[$q, \%default]);

	   # or	as a class method with options
	   $output = HTML::FillInForm::Lite->fill(\$html, $q,
	       fill_password =>	0, # it	is default
	       ignore_fields =>	['foo',	'bar'],
	       target	     =>	$form_id,

	   # Moreover, it accepts any object as	form data
	   # (these classes come form Class::DBI's SYNOPSIS)

	   my $artist =	Music::Artist->insert({	id => 1, name => 'U2' });
	   $output = $h->fill(\$html, $artist);

	   my $cd = Music::CD->retrieve(1);
	   $output = $h->fill(\$html, $cd);

	   # simple function interface
	   use HTML::FillInForm::Lite qw(fillinform);

	   # the same as HTML::FillInForm::Lite->fill(...)
	   $output = fillinform(\$html,	$q);

       This module fills in HTML forms with Perl data, which re-implements
       "HTML::FillInForm" using	regexp-based parser, not using "HTML::Parser".

       The difference in the parsers makes "HTML::FillInForm::Lite" about 2
       times faster than "HTML::FillInForm".

   fillinform(source, form_data)
       Simple interface	to the "fill()"	method,	accepting only a string.  If
       you pass	a single argument to this function, it is interpreted as
       form_data, and returns a	function that accepts source.

	   my $fillinform = fillinform($query);
	   $fillinform->($html); # the same as fillinform($html, $query)

       This function is	exportable.

       Creates "HTML::FillInForm::Lite"	processor with options.

       There are several options. All the options are disabled when "undef" is

       Acceptable options are as follows:

       fill_password =>	bool
	   To enable passwords to be filled in,	set the	option true.

	   Note	that the effect	of the option is the same as that of
	   "HTML::FillInForm", but by default "HTML::FillInForm::Lite" ignores
	   password fields.

       ignore_fields =>	array_ref_of_fields
	   To ignore some fields from filling.

       target => form_id
	   To fill in just the form identified by form_id.

       escape => bool |	ref
	   If true is provided (or by default),	values filled in text fields
	   will	be HTML-escaped, e.g. "<tag>" to be "&lt;tag&gt;".

	   If the values are already HTML-escaped, set the option false.

	   You can supply a subroutine reference to escape the values.

	   Note	that it	is not implemented in "HTML::FillInForm".

       decode_entity =>	bool | ref
	   If true is provided , HTML entities in state	fields (namely,
	   "radio", "checkbox" and "select") will be decoded, but normally it
	   is not needed.

	   You can also	supply a subroutine reference to decode	HTML entities.

	   Note	that "HTML::FillInForm"	always decodes HTML entities in	state
	   fields, but not supports this option.

       layer =>	:iolayer
	   To read a file with :iolayer. It is used when a file	name is
	   supplied as source.

	   For example:

	       # To read a file	encoded	in UTF-8
	       $fif = HTML::FillInForm::Lite->new(layer	=> ':utf8');
	       $output = $fif->fill($utf8_file,	$fdat);

	       # To read a file	encoded	in EUC-JP
	       $fif = HTML::FillInForm::Lite->new(layer	=> ':encoding(euc-jp)');
	       $output = $fif->fill($eucjp_file, $fdat);

	   Note	that it	is not implemented in "HTML::FillInForm".

   fill(source,	form_data [, options...])
       Fills in	source with form_data. If source or form_data is not supplied,
       it will cause "die".

       options are the same as "new()"'s.

       You can use this	method as a both class or instance method, but you
       make multiple calls to "fill()" with the	same options, it is a little
       faster to call "new()" and store	the instance.

       source may be a scalar reference, an array reference of strings,	or a
       file name.

       form_data may be	a hash reference, an object with "param()" method, an
       object with accessors, a	code reference,	or an array reference of those
       above mentioned.

       If form_data is based on	procedures (i.e. not a hash reference),	the
       procedures will be called in the	list context.  Therefore, to leave
       some fields untouched, it must return a null list "()", not "undef".

       Perl 5.8.1 or later.

   Compatibility with "HTML::FillInForm"
       This module implements only the new syntax of "HTML::FillInForm"
       version 2. However, "HTML::FillInForm::Lite::Compat" provides an
       interface compatible with "HTML::FillInForm".

   Compatibility with legacy HTML
       This module is designed to process XHTML	1.x.

       And it also supporting a	good part of HTML 4.x ,	but there are some
       limitations. First, it doesn't understand HTML-attributes that the name
       is omitted.

       For example:

	   <INPUT TYPE=checkbox	NAME=foo CHECKED> -- NG.
	   <INPUT TYPE=checkbox	NAME=foo CHECKED=checked> - OK,	but obsolete.
	   <input type="checkbox" name="foo" checked="checked" /> - OK,	valid XHTML

       Then, it	always treats the values of attributes case-sensitively.  In
       the example above, the value of "type" must be lower-case.

       Moreover, it doesn't recognize omitted closing tags, like:

	   <select name="foo">

       When you	can't get what you want, try to	give your source to a HTML

   Comment handling
       This module processes all the processable, not knowing comments nor
       something that shouldn't	be processed.

       It may cause problems. Suppose there is a code like:

	   <script> document.write("<input name='foo' />") </script>

       "HTML::FillInForm::Lite"	will break the code:

	   <script> document.write("<input name='foo' value="bar" />") </script>

       To avoid	such problems, you can use the "ignore_fields" option.

       No bugs have been reported.

       Please report any bug or	feature	request	to <gfuji(at)>,	or
       through the RT <>.


       HTML::FillInForm::Lite::JA - the	document in Japanese.

       HTML::FillInForm::Lite::Compat -	HTML::FillInForm compatibility layer

       Goro Fuji (X XX)	<gfuji(at)>

       Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Goro Fuji, Some rights reserved.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.32.0			  2020-08-08	     HTML::FillInForm::Lite(3)


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