Template::Plugin::CGI - Interface to the CGI module


Template::Plugin::CGI - Interface to the CGI module


    [% USE CGI %]
    [% CGI.param('parameter') %]
    [% USE things = CGI %]
    [% things.param('name') %]

    # see CGI docs for other methods provided by the CGI object


This is a very simple Template Toolkit Plugin interface to the CGI module. A CGI object will be instantiated via the following directive:

    [% USE CGI %]

CGI methods may then be called as follows:

    [% CGI.header %]
    [% CGI.param('parameter') %]

An alias can be used to provide an alternate name by which the object should be identified.

    [% USE mycgi = CGI %]
    [% mycgi.start_form %]
    [% mycgi.popup_menu({ Name   => 'Color'
                          Values => [ 'Green' 'Black' 'Brown' ] }) %]

Parenthesised parameters to the USE directive will be passed to the plugin constructor:

    [% USE cgiprm = CGI('uid=abw&name=Andy+Wardley') %]
    [% cgiprm.param('uid') %]


In addition to all the methods supported by the CGI module, this plugin defines the following.


This method returns a reference to a hash of all the CGI parameters. Any parameters that have multiple values will be returned as lists.

    [% USE CGI('user=abw&item=foo&item=bar') %]
    [% CGI.params.user %]            # abw
    [% CGI.params.item.join(', ') %] # foo, bar


Andy Wardley <abw@andywardley.com>



2.59, distributed as part of the Template Toolkit version 2.10, released on 24 July 2003.


  Copyright (C) 1996-2003 Andy Wardley.  All Rights Reserved.
  Copyright (C) 1998-2002 Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


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