Template::Plugin::CGI(3) 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 <[email protected]> <http://wardley.org/>


Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Andy Wardley. All Rights Reserved.

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