[Catalyst] FormHandler -- pro or con?

will trillich will.trillich at serensoft.com
Tue Nov 30 15:34:43 GMT 2010

Anybody else *dissing* FormHandler? We've started developing based on
FormHandler lately and haven't had troubles... yet?

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 5:26 AM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:

> I can recommend *against* HTML-FormHandler.
> For my day job's Perl and Catalyst project, we initially decided to go wi=
> HTML-FormHandler, only to discover it was buggy, quirky and had severe
> memory
> leaks. We ended up doing many workarounds and recently made a transition
> from
> it to HTML-FormFu, which while by no means perfect, is much saner.
> My co-worker "nothingmuch" who has done many of the workarounds can provi=
> further comments on it. Recently I had to over-ride a role in the login
> form
> (for which we need to use HTML-FormHandler due to CatalystX::SimpleLogin)
> that
> will accept an empty string as the 'action=3D""' attribute because it only
> placed true values of the attribute there, which ruled out empty strings.
> But
> I recall many other fun hours debugging HTML-FormHandler.
> Stay away if you can.
> Regards,
>        Shlomi Fish
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