Man pages sections > man3 > Data::Format::HTML

Data::Format::HTML - Format Perl data structures into simple HTML

Data::Format::HTML(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Data::Format::HTML(3pm)

NAME

Data::Format::HTML - Format Perl data structures into simple HTML

SYNOPSIS

 use Data::Format::HTML;
 
 my $f = Data::Format::HTML->new;
 
 my %hash = (simple => 'hash');
 
 # Of course it's very unlikely that you won't deal ever with this
 # kind of structure, but HTML is able to hand it all anyway :)
 my $struct = {
        foo                             => 'bar',
        1                                       => 2,
        \'hello'                        => 'goodbye',
        array_ref                       => [qw/one two three/],
        nested_hash                     => \%hash,
        [qw/1 2/]                       => sub { die; },
        even_more                       => { arr => {
                        1 => [2, 3, 4],
                        this_is_insane => { a => { b => { c => { d => { e => 'z'}}}}}
                },                                      
        },
 };
 
 $struct->{'Data::Format::HTML handles it all'} = $f;
 
 print $f->format( $struct );
And that will output the following insane, but possible, for the sake of showing, HTML:
In theory you can pass any kind of Perl data structure to "format" and you will get its data HTML-formatted.

TODO

A LOT. ;)
Explain how CSS can prettify the tables (specification for everything)
Get CSS.
Better support for GLOB, CODE, REF and company.
Extend this documentation.

SEE MORE

The author keeps the versioned code at GitHub at: http://github.com/damog/data-format-html/tree/master <http://github.com/damog/data-format-html/tree/master>.

AUTHOR

David Moreno, <david@axiombox.com> - <http://damog.net/> Copyright (C) 2012 by David Moreno
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.
The Do What The Fuck You Want To public license also applies. It's really up to you.
2012-01-17 perl v5.14.2