August 2009 Archives

Figuring this out was somewhat painful, so I thought I would blog it.

I want to use the same form yaml for several different actions (update, create, view) andI had a list of field names I wanted to remove that were not relevant for create.

The remove_element method only works on the immediate children of the invoking object (as does get element), so $form->remove_element does not usually work.  I found a posting on the HTML::FormFu list where Carl Franks showed the idiom $element->parent->remove_element($element);

So my code became:

# remove fields not needed for this action
for (qw(created_by created_time changed_by changed_time version)) {
	my $element = $form->get_all_element({name => $_});
	if ($element) {

Works great!
One of my sites was coming up with a graybar, so I wanted to check it against other hosts, besides the default.  I tried a couple of the websites that I normally do this with, and they weren't working.  So, I wrote the following few lines.

use strict;
use warnings;
use WWW::Google::PageRank;

my @hosts = (

for my $host (@hosts) {
	print "\n$host\n";
	my $pr = WWW::Google::PageRank->new(host => $host)
		or die $!;
	for my $domain (@ARGV) {
		$domain =~ s{http://}{};
		$domain =~ s{/$}{};
		my $pagerank = $pr->get("http://$domain/");
		print "    $pagerank  $domain\n";

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