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Maybe the code in my column on handling multiple page forms will be useful as a starting point.

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Re: •Re: Generalising Forms from
by Cody Pendant (Prior) on Feb 19, 2003 at 20:54 UTC
    Thanks merlyn, that's just the kind of thing I was aiming for (though I don't need more than one page).

    Just for the benefit of other monks, merlyn's column includes this:

    sub DEFAULT_FIELD { textfield(shift, "", 60) }
    as the way fields are produced unless specifically over-ridden, and the tables are produced like this:
    print table({ Border => 1, Cellpadding => 5 }, map { Tr( th($_->[1]), td(($_->[2] || \&DEFAULT_FIELD)->($_->[0])) )} @info );
    where the details of the form are in the @info array.

    Update: you know what's occurring to me? The details of the form (arrays of arrays for the most part) could easily be stored in XML -- I'm sure if the column were written today that might have come up.

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