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Suggestions for nodes to use to test CSS

by atcroft (Monsignor)
on Sep 24, 2004 at 06:46 UTC ( #393403=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Earlier today (23 Sept 2004, local to author), Corion and I briefly talked about the idea of a script for composing and testing CSS for use on the site. The idea I have looked at so far has been rather basic. It involved writing a script that acted as a standalone server, capable of serving up a form for a web browser for writing the CSS, saving the submitted form content (CSS) to a file, and serving up both the CSS file and a sample page, to allow examination of the effects of the CSS.

My quandry is thus: what node or nodes would one suggest could be used or adapted for use as test content?

(And in case anyone is interested, or would like to improve on the basic code I have worked on, I have included it below, in <readmore></readmore> tags.)

#!/usr/bin/perl -w #===================================================================== # # FILE: pm-css-test.pl # # USAGE: ./pm-css-test.pl # # SYNOPSIS: Stand-alone script for testing CSS for PerlMonks. # # DESCRIPTION: Acts as stand-alone server for testing CSS markup # for the PerlMonks website # OPTIONS: [-addr address] [-port n] [-listen n] [-timeout n] # [-help] # REQUIREMENTS: Data::Dumper, Getopt::Long, HTTP::Daemon, # HTTP::Status, and URI::Escape # BUGS: Lacks good test page content, others sure to be found # NOTES: Based on conversation with Corion, # and code from perl.com article by Robert Spier # ( "Embedding Web Servers" # - http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2002/09/17/ewispp.html ) # AUTHOR: atcroft # VERSION: 0.0a # CREATED: 09/23/2004 06:54:14 AM EDT # REVISION: --- #===================================================================== use strict; use vars qw(%service_ops $sample_page); use Data::Dumper; use Getopt::Long; use HTTP::Daemon; use HTTP::Status; use URI::Escape; $| = 1; %service_ops = ( 'LocalAddr' => 'localhost', 'LocalPort' => 65080, 'Proto' => 'tcp', 'Listen' => 5, 'Timeout' => 600, 'ToHandle' => 100 ); if ( scalar( grep( /^-/, @ARGV ) ) ) { my ($listen); my ($localaddr); my ($localport); my ($proto); my ($timeout); my ($tohandle); GetOptions( 'addr:s' => \$localaddr, 'port:i' => \$localport, 'listen:i' => \$listen, 'timeout:i' => \$timeout, 'tohandle:i' => \$tohandle, 'help' => \&help ); $service_ops{'Listen'} = $listen if ( defined($listen) ); $service_ops{'LocalAddr'} = $localaddr if ( defined($localaddr) ); $service_ops{'LocalPort'} = $localport if ( defined($localport) ); $service_ops{'Timeout'} = $timeout if ( defined($timeout) ); $service_ops{'ToHandle'} = $tohandle if ( defined($tohandle) ); } { my @lines = <DATA>; $sample_page = join( "\n", @lines ); } my $d = HTTP::Daemon->new(%service_ops) or die("Could not create HTTP::Daemon object: $!\n"); printf <<CONNECTION_DATA, $service_ops{'LocalAddr'}, $service_ops{'LocalPor +t'}, $service_ops{'Timeout'}, $service_ops{'Listen'}; Please point your browser to the following address: http://%s:%s/ Other current values Timeout (seconds): %d Maximum connections: %d CONNECTION_DATA my ($c); my ($client); while ( ( $c, $client ) = $d->accept ) { if (fork) { print "forking...\n"; } else { my (@remote_addr); my ($remote_port); my $to_handle = $service_ops{'ToHandle'}; ( $remote_port, @remote_addr ) = unpack( "x2nC4", $client ); while ( ( my $r = $c->get_request ) and ($to_handle) ) { $to_handle--; print join( ' ', scalar(localtime), join( ':', join( '.', @remote_addr ), $remote_port ), $r->method, $r->url->path, $r->content_length ), "\n"; my $test = $r->url; my $content = $r->content; # print Data::Dumper->Dump( [ \$test ], [qw(*test)] ), "\n"; # print Data::Dumper->Dump( [ \$r, \$content ], [qw(*r *content)] ), " +\n"; if ( $r->method eq 'POST' and $r->url->path eq "/xyzzy" ) { my $buf = $r->content; while ( my $a = $c->read_buffer ) { $buf .= $a if ( defined($a) ); } $content = generate_page_content( $buf, 1 ); $c->send_response($content); } elsif ( $r->method eq 'GET' and $r->url->path eq '/sample.html' ) { $content = generate_sample_content(); $c->send_response($content); } elsif ( $r->method eq 'GET' and $r->url->path eq '/sample.css' ) { $c->send_file_response( $0 . '.css' ); } elsif ( $r->method eq 'GET' and $r->url->path eq '/' ) { $content = generate_page_content( '', 0 ); $c->send_response($content); } else { $c->send_error(RC_FORBIDDEN); } } $c->close; undef($c); } } sub generate_sample_content { my $h = HTTP::Headers->new( 'Content_Type' => 'text/html' ); my $t = HTTP::Response->new( 200, 'OK', $h ); $t->content($sample_page); return ($t); } sub generate_page_content { my ( $s, $write_flag ) = @_; my (%params); if ( -e $0 . '.css' ) { open( DF, $0 . '.css' ) or die("Could not open $0.css for input: $!\n"); @{ $params{'content'} } = <DF>; chomp( @{ $params{'content'} } ); close(DF); } foreach ( split( /\&/, $s ) ) { my @parts = split( /=/, $_, 2 ); push( @{ $params{ $parts[0] } }, $parts[1] ); } @{ $params{'content'} } = ('') unless ( defined( $params{'content'} ) ); # local ( $\ = "\r\n" ); my $h = HTTP::Headers->new( 'Content_Type' => 'text/html' ); my $t = HTTP::Response->new( 200, 'OK', $h ); my $escaped_content = join( "\n", @{ $params{'content'} } ); my $submitted_content = uri_unescape( $escaped_content, "\x00-\xff" ); $submitted_content =~ s/\+/ /g; my $html_content = sprintf <<CONTENT, $0, $submitted_content, $submitted_content; <html> <head> <title>test</title> </head> <body> <div align="center"> <p><a href="/sample.html" target="sample">Test CSS</a></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%%">Edit</td> <td align="center" width="50%%">Current (also in %s.css, if pres +ent)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%%"> <form action="/xyzzy" method="POST"> <textarea name="content" rows="42" cols="132">%s</textarea> <input name="reset" type="reset" value="reset"> <input name="submit" type="submit" value="submit"> </form> </td> <td width="50%%"> <pre>%s</pre> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </body> </html> CONTENT $t->content($html_content); if ($write_flag) { open( DF, '>' . $0 . '.css' ) or die("Could not open $0.css for output: $!\n"); print DF $submitted_content; close(DF); } return ($t); } sub help { print <<HELPTEXT; $0 [-addr address] [-port n] [-listen n] [-timeout n] [-help] -addr - local address (default: $service_ops{'LocalAddr'}) -port - local port (default: $service_ops{'LocalPort'}) -listen - maximum number of concurrent connections to handle ( +default: $service_ops{'Listen'}) -timeout - connection timeout value (default: $service_ops{'Tim +eout'}) -help - display this help text HELPTEXT exit; } __DATA__ <html> <head> <title>test</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/sample.css" media="all +"> </head> <body> <div align="center"> <p><a href="/sample.html" target="sample">Test CSS</a></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%">Edit</td> <td align="center" width="50%">Current (also in $0.css, if prese +nt)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%"> <form action="/xyzzy" method="POST"> <textarea name="content" rows="42" cols="132">%s</textarea> <input name="reset" type="reset" value="reset"> <input name="submit" type="submit" value="submit"> </form> </td> <td width="50%"> <pre>%s</pre> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </body> </html>

(And many thanks to those {Corion, others} who looked over this prior to my posting.)

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Re: Suggestions for nodes to use to test CSS
by Chady (Priest) on Sep 24, 2004 at 07:23 UTC

    On a related note, if you use FireFox, you can install the EditCSS extension which allows you to change a website's CSS live, and you see the changes while you're editing directly. You can then save the CSS file to disk.


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