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Manual Reference Pages  -  CGI::UNTAINT::DATE (3)

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NAME

CGI::Untaint::date - validate a date

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



  use CGI::Untaint;
  my $handler = CGI::Untaint->new($q->Vars);

  my $date = $handler->extract(-as_date => date);



DESCRIPTION

    is_valid

This Input Handler verifies that it is dealing with a reasonable date. Reasonably means anything that Date::Manip thinks is sensible, so you could use any of (for example):
December 12, 2001
12th December, 2001
2001-12-12
next Tuesday
third Wednesday in March

See Date::Manip for much more information on what date formats are acceptable.

The resulting date will be a Date::Simple object. Date::Simple for more information on this.

    date_format

By default ambiguous dates of the format 08/09/2001 will be treated as UK style (i.e. 8th September rather than 9th August)

If you want to change this, subclass it and override date_format()

WARNING

Date::Manip does not play nicely with taint mode. In order to work around this we locally clobber Date::Manip’s ’timezone’ code. As we’re only interested in dates rather than times, this shouldn’t be much of an issue. If it is, then please let me know!

SEE ALSO

Date::Simple. Date::Manip.

AUTHOR

Tony Bowden

BUGS and QUERIES

Please direct all correspondence regarding this module to:
bug-CGI-Untaint-date@rt.cpan.org

COPYRIGHT and LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Tony Bowden. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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