Test suite for CGI scripts
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                               CGI::Test
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                 Copyright (c) 2001, Raphael Manfredi
                Copyright (c) 2011-2016,  Alex Tokarev

          Current maintainer: Alex Tokarev <tokarev@cpan.org>

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    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the Artistic License, a copy of which can be
    found with Perl 5.6.0.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
    Artistic License for more details.
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The CGI::Test framework is an answer to the CGI testing problem.

It is very difficult to perform testing of complex CGI scripts, which
handle multiple states and screens, and where a session involves
multiple interactions with the form.  The offline testing mode of the
CGI module reaches its limit there.

Hence CGI::Test, which acts as a "server" for CGI scripts and can run
them offline, outside of any real web server.  The framework offers
the infrastructure to analyze the data generated by CGI scripts, extract
the various widget information, and gives programmatic control on them.

The framework can be used to easily "test" that the various expected
widget controls are there, without necessarily interacting with the
widgets.  You also have access to the raw HTML tree if you wish to
further inspect the generation.