May 26, 2018
Works with HTML::Mason to do processing before Mason is invoked
MasonXWebApp works with Mason to let you do processing before Mason is ever invoked. There are a number of things that one might want to do
You might want to make sure all incoming arguments are UTF-8 encoded. Or you might want to create some objects which Mason will see as incoming arguments. For example, a “user_id” parameter could be turned into a user object.
Handle requests without Mason
If you’re not generating output for the browser other than a redirect, then there’s no reason to use Mason. You can use a MasonXWebApp subclass to handle all form submissions, for example.
This has the added benefit of making it easier to preload this code once during server startup.
And others …