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Re: Interactive Form Creation/Maintenance

by Sherlock (Deacon)
on May 10, 2001 at 00:18 UTC ( #79235=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Interactive Form Creation/Maintenance

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for their help on this topic - I think I came out of it with exactly what I was looking for. Using a solution presented by Sifmole, I was able to use HTML::Template to separate my Perl script from my HTML and make a (I believe) much more maintainable script. This is what I ended up with:

# editForm.tmpl - The template file I'm now using <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Administrative Schedule Editor</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FORM method="post" ACTION=" +in/SchedBuilder/"> <TABLE BORDER="1"> <TR> <TD VALIGN="top"> <TABLE BORDER="1"> <TR> <TD><CENTER>Days with Appointments</CENTER></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <CENTER> <SELECT NAME="daysList" SIZE="5"> <TMPL_LOOP NAME="daysList"> <OPTION VALUE="<TMPL_VAR NAME="daysListValue">"><TMPL_VA +R NAME="daysListValueText"> </TMPL_LOOP> </SELECT> </CENTER> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Display Appts"></CENTE +R> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </TD> <TD VALIGN="top"> <TABLE BORDER="1"> <TR> <TD><CENTER>Appointments:</CENTER></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <CENTER> <SELECT NAME="apptsList" SIZE="5"> <TMPL_LOOP NAME="apptsList"> <OPTION VALUE="<TMPL_VAR NAME="apptsListValue">"><TMPL +_VAR NAME="apptsListValueText"> </TMPL_LOOP> </SELECT> </CENTER> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </FORM> </BODY> </HTML> # Perl file # # For brevity, I've only included the code # to fill one of the two select boxes. my $template = HTML::Template->new(filename => 'editForm.tmpl'); my @dateList; foreach my $element (keys %calendar) { push @dateList, {'daysListValue' => $element, 'daysListValueText' => + $element}; } $template->param( daysList => \@dateList, apptsList => \@apptTimeList ); print $template->output;
I'm sorry that this post has been so long, but I felt that this code could be useful to anyone that might run into a similar issue in the future. Again, thanks for all your help.

- Sherlock

Skepticism is the source of knowledge as much as knowledge is the source of skepticism.

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