[Catalyst] Empty strings and FormValidator

Michael Reece mreece at sacbee.com
Tue Apr 19 18:55:33 CEST 2005

Using Catalyst::Plugin::FormValidator and Class::DBI::FromForm, I noticed
that 'cleared' values (empty string) are not saved.

This is because Data::FormValidator->check deletes empty values from the
'valid' hash:

(in Data/FormValidator/Results.pm, sub _process)

    delete $valid{$field} unless (defined $valid{$field} and length

so these cleared fields are never updated by update_from_form.

Has anyone dealt with this problem or have suggestions?

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