[html-formfu] Hello world, FormFu

Mario Minati mario.minati at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 10 13:25:32 GMT 2007

On Monday 10 September 2007 14:10:22 Bernhard Graf wrote:
> Carl Franks wrote:
> > Speaking for myself, it's hard to see what simple things might be
> > missing, when I'm so familiar with the system :)
> > If you come across anything else that's not explained well, or any
> > other annoyances, please let us know, and the documentation will
> > continue to improve.
> >
> > I've expanded the documentation to explain the templating a bit
> In fact that would have been my next question.
> The templates seem quite sophisticated and certainly need some
> explanation, esp. when customizing the output.
> > better. I've also added a script, as you suggested, to automatically
> > install the templates.
> Fine. :-)
> > I tend to use HTML::FormFu with Catalyst, and there's already a
> > helper script which does that - see Catalyst::Helper::HTML::FormFu
> So the documentation should state how much it is related to TT2 and
> Catalyst.
> > Also note, that most of the documentation uses the old lowercase
> > field types, such as 'text', 'submit', etc.
> Of course I recognized that, but this error was quite easy to handle.
> > I'll be pushing out another cpan release in the next day or two which
> > will fix all of these issues.
> Many thanks.
> ATM I'm using HTML::Widget and since you have been the last maintainer
> of that package I expect HTML::FormFu to be a leap forward.
> The things that annoyed me most on HTML::Widget was
> - it breaks the MVC paradigm

My experience is, that FormFu handles that much better up to a certain point. 
But when using DBIC Elements or Constraints there is some mixing again.

> - customizing is a real PITA (thus binds to much ressources when
>   developing with it).

As that can be done with css now, which should be enough in most cases, it's 
very fast and easy. Even a multiple column layout can be achieved that way.

> I'm interested in how H:F addresses those things.
Just my 2c,

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