[Catalyst] Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst and Catalyst::Controller::HTML::FormFu

Kiffin Gish kiffin.gish at planet.nl
Mon Jun 22 18:50:20 GMT 2009

I'm using Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst to test my Catalyst App, more
specifically the process for registering new user accounts.

The application form is generated by Catalyst::Controller::HTML::FormFu
with the expected fields: username, password, confirm_password, email
and the submit => 'Register' button (indicator).

When using the good ol' browser the form is submitted and an email sent
for validation, no problem.

However, making the exact same call with Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst
as follows:

my $fields = {
    username => $username,
    password => $password,
    confirm_password => $password,
    password_hint => $password_hint,
    email => $email,
    submit => 'Register'

    form_number => 0,
    fields => $fields,

will not work because within the sub register : Global FormConfig of my
controller, $form->submitted_and_valid is returning false for some weird

I tried debugging the HTML::FormFu stuff but this is all very

Can anyone help me here?

Kiffin Gish <Kiffin.Gish at planet.nl>
Gouda, The Netherlands

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