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Re^3: Catalyst and UI framework

by zwon (Abbot)
on Dec 28, 2012 at 04:02 UTC ( #1010609=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Catalyst and UI framework
in thread Catalyst and UI framework

It is my personal preference. Some years ago I tried HTML::FormFu and CGI::FormBuilder to see if they can help me with form handling. I was disappointed, because they wouldn't allow me to reduce amount of code or make it more clean comparing to what we had in our project. In fact I was disappointed so much, that when Gerda Shank released HTML::FormHandler, I ignored it for more than a year before giving it a try. And when I finally gave it a try I instantly liked it, it really does make things simple, concise and clean.

I don't want to pretend that I learned everything about HTML::FormFu and CGI::FormBuilder before giving up, and it is possible that they both improved a lot since I looked at them, but if you're looking for module to handle forms I would definitely recommend you to include HTML::FormHandler into list of modules to try.

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Re^4: Catalyst and UI framework
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 28, 2012 at 04:32 UTC

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[ambrus]: Corion: I think I parsed a HTTP header from a string with LWP once. You can definitely use that to create a HTTP message too. The problme is
[ambrus]: that if you do that, you'd have to find where each HTTP response ends, which is nontrivial if you want persistent connections (essential for performance if you have small requests).
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally an API that I feed the incoming data piece by piece and that I can ask "is that response done" and "what should I do next" and "please construct the appropriate redirect for me"
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally the module would do all that nasty stuff for me and give me a way to ask it what the current situation is
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using some wrapper over the multi interface of curl, I think Net::Curl might be a good one, since implementing enough of what it expects from the event loop might be easier than a full AnyEvent interface.
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using IO::Async and its POE driver and some HTTP module for it, but I don't know if that would solve your problems with AnyEvent+POE
[ambrus]: Corion: wait, you didn't say POE. You said Prima, let me look up what that is.
[ambrus]: Corion: have you considered just writing an AnyEvent integration for that thing?
[ambrus]: Or perhaps pushing schmorp to write one?
[ambrus]: Also, searching for an existing one on CPAN obviously

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