[Catalyst] Formhandler and Auth

Eric Berg eberg at bergbrains.com
Mon Mar 7 00:01:55 GMT 2011

Thanks, Dave.  the part that I'd missed int he docs was about how to 
tell if any params had been submitted.  I had done some coding around 
that problem before implementing formhandler.  Nice that I can leverage 

Thanks again for pointing that out.


On 3/4/11 8:57 AM, David Schmidt wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Eric Berg<eberg at bergbrains.com>  wrote:
>> I'm trying to do some progressive engagement by allowing one of my forms to
>> be filled out before a user is required to log in, but once the form is
>> filled, I need them to log in so that I can get the user ID, which is part
>> of the record for that form's row in my db.
>> I'm using  HTML::FormHandler::Model::DBIC and generally sticking to the
>> example here:
>> http://search.cpan.org/~gshank/HTML-FormHandler-0.32005/lib/HTML/FormHandler/Manual/Catalyst.pod#A_Controller_Example
>> The problem is that I don't know how to check to see if the form has been
>> submitted and validated so that I know when to forward to /login.
>> It feels to me like the approach laid out at the URL above is a bit simple
>> for this approach, but so far I haven't figured out how to do anything more
>> low-level.  Seems like setting the form as an attribute of the controller
>> and then doing the processing and validating in my methods/actions might be
>> the way to go.
>> Anyone have any examples or advice?
>> Thanks.
>> Eric
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> Been a while since I last used HFH but how about
> $form->validated;
> that should only return true if the form was validated and from
> skimming through the docs validation is only done if form parameters
> are present.
> david

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