NAME

Apache2::WebApp::Plugin::Validate - Plugin providing data validation methods

SYNOPSIS

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->method( ... );     # Apache2::WebApp::Plugin::Validate->method()

DESCRIPTION

Common methods used for validating user input.

PREREQUISITES

This package is part of a larger distribution and was NOT intended to be used directly. In order for this plugin to work properly, the following packages must be installed:

  Apache2::WebApp
  Date::Calc
  Data::Validate::URI
  Email::Valid
  HTTP::BrowserDetect
  Net::DNS::Check
  Params::Validate

INSTALLATION

From source:

  $ tar xfz Apache2-WebApp-Plugin-Validate-0.X.X.tar.gz
  $ perl MakeFile.PL PREFIX=~/path/to/custom/dir LIB=~/path/to/custom/lib
  $ make
  $ make test
  $ make install

Perl one liner using CPAN.pm:

  $ perl -MCPAN -e 'install Apache2::WebApp::Plugin::Validate'

Use of CPAN.pm in interactive mode:

  $ perl -MCPAN -e shell
  cpan> install Apache2::WebApp::Plugin::Validate
  cpan> quit

Just like the manual installation of Perl modules, the user may need root access during this process to insure write permission is allowed within the installation directory.

OBJECT METHODS

browser

Check if the request is from a browser.

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->browser();

currency

Check the currency format (0.00)

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->currency($total);

date

Check the date format (YYYY-MM-DD)

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->date($date);

date_is_future

Is the date in the future? (YYYY-MM-DD)

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->date_is_future($date);

date_is_past

Is the date in the past? (YYYY-MM-DD)

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->date_is_past($date);

domain

Check the domain name format; verify the domain status using a DNS query.

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->domain($name);

email

Check the e-mail address format; verify the domain status using a DNS query.

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->email( $address, $mx_check );

integer

Check for a integer.

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->integer($value);

html

Check for HTML markup.

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->html($markup);

url

Check the URL.

  my $result = $c->plugin('Validate')->url($string);

SEE ALSO

Apache2::WebApp, Apache2::WebApp::Plugin, Data::Validate::URI, Email::Valid, HTTP::BrowserDetect, Net::DNS::Check

AUTHOR

Marc S. Brooks, <mbrooks@cpan.org> - http://mbrooks.info

COPYRIGHT

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

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/artistic.html