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From Artem Litvinovich <>
Subject Re: ASP.NET Linux equivalent?
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2001 19:38:41 GMT
The sad truth is that there is no automated way generate forms based on sql 
tables or definitions. The same data maybe passed with many different form 
elements. With some JavaScript sprinkled on top of it all, no single perl 
module could go near automating this task.

The best one can do is to separate and automate the handling of the entered 
data from the form itself and leave the form page as close to html as 
possible. A setup where the form page uses HTML::Mason (which was already 
mentioned) and all the database stuff is handled by some template/defintion 
based system (I use something called form2db) is as good as it gets.


On Wednesday 05 December 2001 02:08 am, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> AxKit::XSP::PerForm is quite similar to the callback nature of ASP.NET,
> though of course we don't have a GUI form designer. We could certainly work
> on auto-loading of values from a database, but I think you'll find it's
> already pretty easy. Also PerForm has no automatic built in system to "do
> the right thing" for the different browsers - you have to write separate
> stylesheets yourself, but the "use different stylesheets for different
> clients" bit is built into AxKit, so it's not a complete disaster. :-)
> Matt.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vsevolod Ilyushchenko" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:55 PM
> Subject: ASP.NET Linux equivalent?
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is anyone aware of a Linux product equivalent to ASP.NET from MS? Its
> > most attractive feature is the GUI construction of Web forms and the
> > automatic connection of their fields to a database. Since I am getting
> > sick and
> tired
> > of writing over and over the code to process user input and store it in
> the
> > database, a similar product would be a huge help. (PHPLens does something
> > similar, but it only presents data in the table format.)
> >
> > This may be somewhat offtopic, but I hope that even if there is nothing
> > modperl based in existence, then maybe the readers are informed enough to
> > point me in the right direction. So far it seems that neither Dotgnu nor
> > Mono have anything similar.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Simon
> > --
> > Simon (Vsevolod ILyushchenko)
> >
> >
> > "A man who feels himself a citizen of the world whose
> > loyalty is to the human race and to life, rather than
> > to any exclusive part of it; a man who loves his country
> > because he loves mankind, and whose judgement is not
> > warped by tribal loyalties." Erich Fromm

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