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Passing Parameters via hyperlink

by o2bwise (Scribe)
on Jun 26, 2013 at 22:18 UTC ( #1040858=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
o2bwise has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi there,

I am new to using the Mojolicious Perl mod and pretty new doing web design and I am positively stumped trying to pass parameters within a hyperlink. I would rather use the Mojolicious url_for command, but am fine specifying the hyperlink without.

Let's say there are variables $x and $y. Hyperlink text is value for $x.

One of my url_for attempts (although I see I am not encapsulating the href value in quotes:

<a href= <%= url_for("foo")%><%= x=$x&y=$y> %>$x</a>

And here is an attempt without url_for:

<%= <a href="$x&y=$y">%><%= $x %></a>

Actually, in one of my attempts (here just trying to pass one variable), I get to the url I want and I think the text of the url shows the correct syntax for passing a variable, but I do not see it. This is less generic, but:

<tr><td><a href="<%= +$id %>"><%= $id %></a></td></tr>

Here is the url it goes to:

(Looks good to me!) And I have this asking for the parameter:

% use Data::Dumper; % use CGI; % my $cgi = new CGI; % my %input = $cgi->param(); % layout 'default'; % my $dir = '/home/tony/outage-management/testing'; % open (TEST,">$dir/device_list_test.txt"); % print TEST '%input: ', Dumper(%input);

And file device_list_test.txt contains


(The hash is empty.) Maybe I am passing the variable, but I am doing something wrong at the place where I try to fetch it?

For all I know, I am trying to do something in ways that cannot be done. Would sure appreciate a hand.



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Re: Passing Parameters via hyperlink
by davido (Archbishop) on Jun 27, 2013 at 00:01 UTC

      C'mon Dave, help me out! ;-)

      Like I said, I am just learning. Other folks at work recommended I use Mojolicious with bootstrap.


        Like I said, I am just learning. Other folks at work recommended I use Mojolicious with bootstrap.

        Well, you're already using Mojo, so  $mojoself->req->params->to_hash

Re: Passing Parameters via hyperlink
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Jun 26, 2013 at 23:37 UTC

    My first glance, when compared against this documentation page for, is that you need to use an array not a hash here.

    Now, what this has to do with Mojolicious, I don’t know...

    Also, check the usual suspects:   use a client-side debugger to verify what the URL string actually contains (“trust, but verify ...”), and likewise what CGI thinks it received.

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