The HTML::Defaultify Perl module is designed to allow CGI programmers to present forms with some fields filled in, which is handy for letting users correct bad input, show records to be edited, and much more. The main function, defaultify(), takes any block of HTML and a hash of field names and values, and returns the HTML with the form fields set to those values. Value lists for multiple same-named fields are supported, as are pages with multiple forms. Several different input formats are supported for compatibility with existing tools.
BabelKit is an interface to a universal multilingual database code table. It takes all of the programming work out of maintaining multiple database code definition sets in multiple languages. The code administration and translation page lets developers define new virtual code tables, new languages, enter all codes and their descriptions, and then translate them into all languages of interest. Perl and PHP classes retrieve the code descriptions and automatically generate HTML code selection elements in the user's language. This makes internationalization and localization of Web sites and database interfaces much easier.
Eidetic is a middleware library for building database driven applications with Perl and Template::Toolkit. It provides handlers for displaying, editing, searching, and administrating data. It provides an interface-generic way of building db apps allowing Web, command line, or daemon styles of interfaces. It is currently used by several applications, including STP, docsys, and rackview.
News::Archive is a Usenet news archiving package for downloading and later accessing news articles in bulk. It can load articles laid out in INN format, retrieve them from a running news server, or just take articles one-by-one. It is compatible with News::Web and Net::NNTP::Server, so the articles can be shared either via the Web or via NNTP.
HEBCI is a technique that allows a Web form handler to transparently detect the character set with which its data was encoded. By using carefully-chosen character references, the browser's encoding can be inferred. Thus, it is possible to guarantee that data is in a standard encoding without relying on (often unreliable) Web server/browser encoding interactions.
Cruddy! is an instant CRUD Web front-end, featuring auto-discovery of the data dictionary. It is similar to phpMyAdmin in the plug-and-play manner, but much more user-friendly for staff and clients with access restrictions. Unlike phpMyAdmin, Cruddy!'s underlying CGI::CRUD is a full object-oriented webapp development framework. Currently, Oracle and MySQL RDBMS are supported. Cruddy! is stable and used in several production sites around the world including ValueClick, Inc.
RTK (Ruckus Tool Kit) is a high-performance, Perl-based, dynamic, content-generation system. It provides a nearly transparent bridge between HTML-based code pages and traditional CGI-based systems. It has been designed to automatically take advantage of existing systems, such as basic CGI, Apache's mod_perl, FastCGI, and SpeedyCGI, but does not require such systems for high-performance optimization.