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RE: Re: Where can I find a complete reference for CGI.pm?

by husker (Chaplain)
on May 23, 2000 at 23:57 UTC ( #14434=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Where can I find a complete reference for CGI.pm?
in thread Where can I find a complete reference for CGI.pm?

Well there's an example of a Table object in the POD in CGI.pm, and it uses caption, td, Tr, etc. Are those all the other objects that can be used in a Table object? If not, what are the others? What "arguments" can td, Tr, etc, all take? Nowhere in the source for CGI.pm are references made to these "subobjects" to where I can see how they function, or what their scope is, etc. Unless I'm just missing it. I'm using 5.005, btw. Maybe 5.6 does a better job, I don't know. Updating to 5.6 is on my (long) list of things to do...
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RE: RE: Re: Where can I find a complete reference for CGI.pm?
by KM (Priest) on May 24, 2000 at 00:08 UTC
    When you are making a table, what do you use except for TD and TR? These methods (they are not objects) can take whatever params you want to give them, like:

    print td({-align=>'CENTER', -colspan=>2}, $data);

    Read the POD again, and experiment. You can nest the methods to create the HTML you want. If you want to see how they function, read the source code. I don't know what you are referring to for 'scope', since they are methods you import (or access via a CGI object).

    Cheers,
    KM

RE: RE: Re: Where can I find a complete reference for CGI.pm?
by takshaka (Friar) on May 24, 2000 at 00:14 UTC
    Any named parameter not explicitly supported by CGI.pm's methods will be passed along as-is into the tag:
    chh@scallop chh> perl '-MCGI qw(:standard)' -le 'print td({-BOB => "fo +o", -CAT => "bar"}, "lala")' <TD BOB="foo" CAT="bar">lala</TD> chh@scallop chh>
    And you can always write the HTML yourself. I don't particularly like CGI.pm's HTML-generating methods.
RE: RE: Re: Where can I find a complete reference for CGI.pm?
by flyfishin (Monk) on May 24, 2000 at 00:28 UTC
    This is a bit of a repeat of KM's post but Tr and td are simply the table row and table data tags of HTML. Whatever options you can put in a table row tag or a table data tag you can put in Tr and/or td. As KM mentioned it will take whatever arguments you pass it. The beauty is that if a new attribute is added to one of those tags you simply add that attribute in the arguments list of Tr or td.

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