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NAME ^

  HTML::Element::Replacer - simplify the HTML::Element clone() - push_content() ritual

SYNOPSIS ^

  use HTML::Element::Replacer;

  {
   my $replacer = HTML::Element::Replacer->new(tree => $tree, look_down => [ scla => 'mid' ]);
 
   for my $data (@data) {
     $replacer->push_clone->defmap(attr_name => $data); # clone and push onto @temp_list
   }
  }
  # by default Replacer replaces... so it removes the element you were push_clone()ing

DESCRIPTION ^

Let's say you have this HTML:

 <table>

   <tr scla="top"/> 

   <tr scla="mid"> 
     <td kmap="brand"> blah </td>
     <td kmap="age"> blah </td>
   </tr>

   <tr scla="bot"/> 

 </table>

Now let's say you have 5 data rows that you wish to display using the middle tr as your sample. The pure HTML::Tree way to do this would be:

 my $sample_tr = $tree->look_down(scla => 'mid');

 my @c;
 for my $data (@data) {
    my $c = $sample_tr->clone; 
    $c->defmap(kmap => $data);
    push @c, $c;
 }

 $sample->replace_with(@c);

We did cheat a bit by using defmap() from HTML::Element::Library. Now, with this class, we can do this:

 {      
    my $replacer = HTML::Element::Replacer->new(look_down => [ scla => 'mid' ]);
 
    for my $data (@data) {
        my $clone = $replacer->push_clone->defmap(kmap => $data); # clone and push onto @temp_list
    }

 } # replacer goes out of scope and then replaces sample_tr

AUTHOR ^

Terrence Brannon, <tbone at cpan.org>

Many thanks to Dave Rolsky in #moose on irc.perl.org

  [16:04] @autarch: metaperl: I'm not sure you understand what "going out of scope" means
  [16:05] @autarch: { my $x = { foo => 1 }; my $y = { x => $x }; }
  [16:05] @autarch: both $x & $y go out of scope at the end of the block
  [16:05] @autarch: my $x = { foo => 1 };{  my $y = { x => $x }; }
  [16:05] @autarch: $y goes out of scope at the end of the block, $x persists
  [16:06] @autarch: my $x = { foo => 1 };{  my $y = {}; $x->{y} = $y }
  [16:06] @autarch: $y does not go out of scope until $x does
  [16:06] @autarch: the only thing that matters is references _to_ the thing in question, not references it holds
  [16:07] metaperl: ok that answers my question perfectly.... it doesnt matter if the hashref points to something that will remain 'alive' due to being defined in larger scope. thank you. now if $y were blessed into a class, when it goes out of scope... Classname::DESTROY($self) would be called .... where $self is $y in this case?
  [16:08] metaperl: because manually calling $object->finish is not elegant
  [16:08] metaperl: I want to handle that in a destructor method

SOURCE ^

http://github.com/metaperl/html-element-replacer

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-html-element-replacer at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=HTML-Element-Replacer. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc HTML::Element::Replacer

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2009 Terrence Brannon, all rights reserved.

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

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