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Ace::Browser::SiteDefs - Access to AceBrowser configuration files


  use Ace;
  use Ace::Browser::AceSubs;
  use CGI qw(:standard);
  my $configuration = Configuration;
  my $docroot  = $configuration->Docroot;
  my @pictures = @{$configuration->Pictures};
  my %displays = %{$configuration->Displays};
  my $coderef  = $configuration->Url_mapper;


Ace::Browser::SiteDefs evaluates an AceBrowser configuration file and returns a configuration object ("config object" for short). A config object is a bag of dynamically-generated methods, derived from the scalar variables, arrays, hashes and subroutines in the configuration file.

The config object methods are a canonicalized form of the configuration file variables, in which the first character of the method is uppercase, and subsequent characters are lower case. For example, if the configuration variable was $ROOT, the method will be $config_object->Root.

Working with Configuration Objects

To fetch a configuration object, use the Ace::Browser::AceSubs Configuration() function. This will return a configuration object for the current database:

  $config_object = Configuration();

Thereafter, it's just a matter of making the proper method calls.

   If the Configuration file is a....    The method call returns a...
   ----------------------------------    ----------------------------
   Scalar variable                       Scalar
   Array variable                        Array reference
   Hash variable                         Hash reference
   Subroutine                            Code reference

If a variable is not defined, the corresponding method will return undef.


Please report them.


Ace::Object, Ace::Browser::AceSubs, Ace::Browsr::SearchSubs, the README.ACEBROWSER file.


Lincoln Stein <>.

Copyright (c) 2001 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See DISCLAIMER.txt for disclaimers of warranty.

2022-02-05 perl v5.34.0