[Catalyst] Rails-like form helpers

Andreas Marienborg omega at palle.net
Thu Sep 21 11:41:18 CEST 2006

On 21. sep. 2006, at 11.25, Jon Warbrick wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Ash Berlin wrote:
>> Maybe look at FormBuilder. (?)
> Definitely a possibility, but I haven't got my head around it yet...
>> Also suggest a situation that is "complex then solutions like  
>> HTMLWidget
>> can conveniently cope with" and I'll tell you if it is (or will be -
>> refactor is coming)
> There is also the issue that a complex form it may need careful manual
> layout of the various controls to make it usable. As I see it this is
> something for the designer to do, working in the relevant templates,
> whereas with HTMLWidget at least the ordering and grouping, and to  
> some
> extent the layout, is defined in the model class. I accept there is  
> much
> that can be done about this with CSS, but I also suspect that there  
> are
> some things that can't.

You dont need to use HTML::Widgets as_xml method to render your form  
you know. You can get each field and place them however you want, or  
write your own HTML for that matter.

HTML::Widget doesnt know what posted to it, so you dont need it to be  
the HTML it would generate, although the names of the fields must  
match ofc.


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