[Catalyst] Issues with HTML::FormFu and ISO-8859-1

Octavian Rasnita orasnita at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 18:41:05 GMT 2012

From: "Marc SCHAEFER" <schaefer at alphanet.ch>

> Hi,
> I am trying to port an old Catalyst application I wrote in 2009 to the
> current framework.  Apart from quite a few obsoleted methods I needed
> to rewrite, I stumbled on a very bizarre problem which seems to prevent loading
> from all of my templates using HTML::FormFu
> Basically, I always run in a ISO-8859-1 environment, for various
> KISS reasons (the number of bugs you see in the UNICODE stuff is
> really impressive, and I don't need that additionnal complexity).
> Thus, my application is completely and only ISO-8859-1.
> However I get an error:
> Caught exception in livres::Controller::livres->del "Error parsing /home/catalyst/catalyst-deploy/root/forms/livres/del.yml: YAML::XS::Load Error: The problem:
>    Invalid trailing UTF-8 octet
> was found at document: 0
> at /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1/HTML/FormFu/ObjectUtil.pm line 151"
>>From the manual of YAML::XS it seems only UNICODE is supported.
> Is this a dead end ?
> For the time being I have recoded all the templates using HTML entities
> (good old ASCII always works) with recode. I however would really like
> to get back my "clean ISO-8859-1" path, if it is still possible.

At least as a test to see if only YAML is the problem, you could use Config::General configuration format (del.conf instead of del.yml).


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