TM::Apeform creates self repeating web forms, so called "Affenformulare" (German for "ape forms"). If a million apes is typing into the form (that's the "Infinite monkey theorem"), the form is displayed again and again as long as it contains errors.
- The usage is not different from the creation, validation and processing of the form values that the user entered. Everything is done in a single script.
- The class hides the access to POST and global variables and simply returns the submitted values.
- It offers an easy way to handle input errors (checking valid email addresses for example).
- It supports all form elements including radio buttons, select boxes, file upload fields and so on.
- It provides an own templating system, so you do not have to deal with HTML at all.
- It creates labels and access keys according to HTML 4 standard and returns XHTML compatible output.
TM::Apeform is optimized to be used with the minimum amount of source code. For example, the following script is a full functional form mailer.
$form = new Apeform();
$message = $form->textarea("Your Message");
if ($form->isValid()) mail("firstname.lastname@example.org", "Subject", $message);