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Re: Structuring multiple CGI::Application modules

by MrCromeDome (Deacon)
on Jun 25, 2004 at 20:55 UTC ( [id://369750] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Structuring multiple CGI::Application modules

I haven't been using C::A for too terribly long, but so far, it's been a blessing to my web development efforts ;) Your approach to this is not too dissimilar to my own:

My applications have a lot in common, from configuration files to session parameters to application parameters. Typically, when one of my apps needs to handle a login, they simply redirect to my user module as follows:

# Are we logged in? If not, redirect someplace sane! unless(user_is_logged_in()) { $self->param("session")->param("login_redirect", $request->url + . "?mode=modify"); # Redirect! $self->header_type("redirect"); $self->header_props(-url => "/cgi-bin/users.cgi?rm=login"); return "Please wait. . ."; }
Notice the login_redirect param. Login uses this to decide where to send the user upon a successful login.

My login handling code then looks like this:

# Check for username and password my $username = untaint_string($request->param("username")) || ""; my $password = untaint_string($request->param("password")) || ""; # Perform the login? my $page; if($username ne "") { # Log them in! my $check_user = user_login($username, $password); # Check login status if($username eq $check_user) { # Set session parameters $self->param("session")->param("is_logged_in", "Y"); # Where do we redirect upon success? my $redirect = $self->param("session")->param("login_redir +ect"); $redirect = $config{URL_BASE} unless($redirect ne ""); # Redirect! $self->header_type("redirect"); $self->header_props(-url => $redirect); return "Please wait. . ."; } elsif($username eq "INACTIVE") { $self->param("error", "This account is currently inactive. +"); $page = $self->login(); } else { $self->param("error", "Invalid user/password combination. Please enter a ne +w username and password."); $page = $self->login(); } } else { $self->param("error", "Invalid user/password combination. Ple +ase enter a new username and password."); $page = $self->login(); } return $page;
Some of these functions are from my own application code, but you should get the gist of what is going on.

Sorry that I am unable to answer your question with regards to bloat. I'm not the best at profiling an application :(

Hope this helps you somewhat and answers your questions. Feel free to bombard me with your questions.

Good luck!