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tree-oriented use of HTML::FillInForm

by metaperl (Curate)
on Mar 13, 2009 at 17:26 UTC ( #750476=snippet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Description: I repeat my bug report:
Not all templating systems are string-oriented. HTML::Seamstress is not. It works with HTML::Element instances. As such, it would be nice if the result of filling in the form could be returned as a tree for further processing by HTML::Element methods. As it stands, I am forced to parse the results of HTML::FillInForm back into a tree (even though it was a tree before HTML::FillInForm stringified it).
Now, just consider how much is being done.
  1. seamstress has an HTML tree that it wants the form filled in on
  2. seamstress converts this to a string
  3. FillInForm parses the string into an HTML tree and then fills in the form
  4. FillInForm converts the HTML tree to a string
  5. seamstress re-parses the HTML for additional processing
If FillInForm could receive and return trees, my apps would be much faster.

For the time being, I at least need to turn this multiline process into a single function call, so here it is.

Of course,

sub tree_fillinform {

    my ($tree, $hashref)=@_;
    my $html = $tree->as_HTML;
    my $new_html = HTML::FillInForm->fill(\$html, $hashref);

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[Corion]: Last day at $work before 3 weeks of vacation (well, not that I'd be really travelling, but no-work-time ;) )
[robby_dobby]: marto: yeah, I'd eventually visit Glasgow some day - just to visit the home town of GHC :-)
[robby_dobby]: Corion: Oh, that's awesome! Your timing is perfect enough to see all hell break loose when you get back at work :P
[marto]: well, let me know in advance, I'll buy you a pint :)
[Corion]: robby_dobby: No, I'm returning in the second workweek of January. The main hectic parts are in the first days after the start of the new year
[robby_dobby]: marto: and, I'm not sure I'd be around here long enough for YAPC::EU
[marto]: Corion nice, what are you plans for Christmas?
[robby_dobby]: Corion: Nice, you just won't be around to deal with the mess - enjoy your vacation :-)
[robby_dobby]: marto: Sure, will do. Thanks!
[Corion]: marto: No great plans - I'll meet with my sister, my brother and my mother, but that's all :)

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