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WebHelpers ChangeLog

0.6.4 (tip)
* text(), password(), checkbox(), textarea(), and select() have a
  magic 'id attribute. If not specified it defaults to the name. To suppress
  the ID entirely, pass ``id=""``.  This is to help set the ID for title().
  radio() doesn't do this because it generates the ID another way.  hidden()
  doesn't because hidden fields aren't used with labels.

0.6.3 (10/7/2008)
* Bugfix in distribute() found by Randy Syring.
* New helpers title() and required_legend() in webhelpers.html.tags.
* New directory webhelpers/public for static files
* Suggested stylesheet webhelpers/public/stylesheets/webhelpers.css
  (You'll have to manually add this to your application.)

0.6.2 (10/2/2008)
* nl2br() and format-paragraphs were not literal-safe.
* webhelpers.converters:
  - New helper transpose() to turn a 2D list sideways (making the rows columns
    and the columns rows).
* webhelpers.markdown:
  - Upgrade to Markdown 1.7.
  - Add a warning about escaping untrusted HTML to 
    webhelpers.html.converters.markdown() docstring.
  - Did not include Markdown's extensions due to relative import issues.
    Use the full Markdown package if you want footnotes or RSS.
  - New module for muiltimedia helpers.  Initial functions determine the size
    of an image and choose a scaling factor.
* webhelpers.html.tags:
  - Options tuple contains Option objects for select/checkbox/radio groups.
    select() now uses this automatically.
  - checkbox() and radio() now have a ``label`` argument.
* webhelpers.number:
  - Population standard deviation contributed by Lorenzo Catucci.
* webhelpers.html.form_layout: form field layout (PRELIMINARY, UNSTABLE).

0.6.1 (7/31/2008)
* Include a faster version of cgi.escape for use by the literal object.
* Fixed bug in SimplerXMLGenerator that the FeedGenerator uses, so that
  it doesn't use a {} arg.
* New helpers:
  - nl2br() and format_paragraphs() in webhelpers.html.converters.
  - ul() and ol() in webhelpers.html.tags.
  - series() in webhelpers.text.
* HTML.tag() is a synonym for make_tag(), both in webhelpers.html.builder.
* Change default form method to "post" (rather than "POST") to conform to XHTML.
* Add DeprecationWarning for webhelpers.rails package,
  webhelpers.rails.url_for(), and webhelpers.pagination.

0.6 (07/08/2008)
* Add webhelpers.html.builder to generate HTML tags with smart escaping,
  along with a literal type to mark preformatted strings.
* Deprecate webhelpers.rails, including its Javascript libraries (Prototype
  and Scriptaculous).  Wrap all rails helpers in a literal.
* Many new modules:
  constants - countries, states, and provinces.
  containers - high-level collections, including flash messages.
  date - date/time (rails replacement).
  html.converters - text-to-HTML (rails replacement).
  html.tags - HTML tags (rails replacement). - larger HTML chunks (rails replacement).
  mail - sending email.
  misc -  helpers that are neither text, numeric, container, nor date.
  number - numeric helpers and number formatters.
  paginate - successor to deprecated pagination module.
  text - non-HTML text formatting (rails replacement).
* Removed dependency on simplejson and normalized quotes. Patch by Elisha 

- image(), javascript_link(), stylesheet_link(), and auto_discovery_link()
  in webhelpers.html.tags do not add prefixes or suffixes to the URL args
  anymore; they output the exact URL given. Same for button_to() in
- webhelpers.html.tags.javascript_path was deleted.

0.3.4 (03/18/08)
* Fixed missing javascripts dir.

0.3.3 (02/27/08)
* Fixed strip_unders so that it won't explode during iteration when the size
* Updated feedgenerator with the latest changes from Django's version (only
  a few additional attributes).

0.3.2 (09/05/07)
* Added capability to pass pagination a SA 0.4 Session object which will be 
  used for queries. This allows compatibility with Session.mapper'd objects
  and normal SA 0.4 mapper relations.
* Updated SQLAlchemy ORM pagination for SA 0.4 Session.mapper objects.
* Updated Scriptaculous to 1.7.1 beta 3 (1.7.0 is incompatible with Prototype
  1.5.1). Thanks errcw. Fixes #288.

0.3.1 (07/14/07)
* Added the secure_form_tag helper module, for generating form tags
  including client-specific authorization tokens for preventing CSRF
  attacks. Original patch by David Turner. Fixes #157.
* current_url now accepts arguments to pass along to url_for. Fixes #251.
* Updated prototype to
* Added image support to button_to. Patch by Alex Conrad. Fixes #184.
* Fix radio_button and submit_to_remote not handling unicode values.
  Fixes #235.
* Added support for the defer attribute to javascript_include_tag. Suggested
  by s0undt3ch. Fixes #214.
* Added a distutils command compress_resources, which can combine CSS
  and Javascript files, and compress Javascript via ShrinkSafe.  Add
  "command_packages=webhelpers.commands" in [global] in setup.cfg to
  enable this command for your package.

0.3 (03/18/2007)
* WARNING: paginate now takes arguments intended for the collection object as
  query_args. This could affect backwards compatibility. This fixes a common
  issue that non-keyword arguments passed into paginate get eaten by
  paginate's keyword arguments instead of being in *args to go on to the
* Added environ checking with Routes so that page will be automatically pulled
  out of the query string, or from the Routes match dict if available.
* Added ability for paginate to check for objects that had SQLAlchemy's 
  assign_mapper applied to them.
* Added better range checking to paginator to require a positive value that is
  less than the total amount of pages available for a page.
* WARNING: Due to a typo, the Text helper highlight function no longer
  highlights text with the CSS class name 'hilight' by default: it now uses
  the CSS class name 'highlight' instead. The function's 'hilighter' keyword
  argument has also been deprecated, use 'highlighter' instead.
* Fixed the broken markdown function.
* Upgraded markdown from 1.5 to 1.6a.
* Sync'd Prototype helper to 6057.
* Sync'd Urls helper to 6070.
* Sync'd Text helper to 6096.
* Sync'd Date helper to 6080.
* Sync'd Tags helper to 5857.
* Sync'd Asset tag helper to 6057.
* Sync'd Rails Number helper to 6045.
* Updated Ajax commands to internally use 'with_' to avoid name conflicts with
  Python 2.5 and beyond. Reported by anilj. Fixes #190.
* Applied patch from David Smith to decode URL parts as Routes does.
  Fixes #186.
* Changed pagination to give better response if its passed an invalid object.
  Patch from Christoph Haas.
* Fixed scriptaculous helper docs example. Fixes #178.
* Updated scriptaculous/prototype to Prototype 1.5.0 and Scriptaculous 1.7.0.
* Updated scriptaculous javascripts to 1.6.5. Fixes #155.
* Updated remote_function doc-string to more clearly indicate the arguments
  it can receive.
* Synced Rails Javascript helper to 5245 (escape_javascript now escaping
  backslashes and allow passing html_options to javascript_tag).

0.2.2 (10/20/06)
* Fixed tag_options function to not str() string and let html_escape handle
  it so unicode is properly handled. Reported with fix by Michael G. Noll.
* Added sqlalchemy.Query support to the pagination orm wrappers, patch from
  Andrija Zarić
* Fixed python 2.3 compliance in webhelpers.rails (use of sorted()) (Thanks
  Jamie Wilkinson)

0.2.1 (9/7/06)
* Adding counter func to text helpers, patch from Jamie Wilkinson.
* Sync'd Rails Text helper to 4994.
* Sync'd Rails Asset tag helper to 4999.
* Sync'd Rails Form tag helper to 5045, also doesn't apply to our version.
* Sync'd Rails Javascript func to 5039, doesn't apply to us.
* Updated Scriptaculous to 1.6.3.
* Updated Prototype to 1.5.0_rc1.
* Updated radio_button so that id's are unique. Brings up to date with Rails
  changeset #4925, also fixes #103.
* More precise distance_of_time_in_words (Follows bottom half of #4989 Rails
* button_to accepts method keyword so you can PUT and DELETE with it. 
  (Follows #4914 Rails changeset)
* Fixed auto_link to parse more valid url formats (Thanks Jamie Wilkinson).
* Sync'd text helper from latest Rails version.
* Fixed form tag's method matching to be case insensitive.

0.2 (8/31/06)
* Adding simplejson req, adding use of json'ification. Updated scriptaculous
  helpers to split out JS generation for use in JS Generation port.
* Finished sync'ing Rails ports (urls, tags) in WebHelpers. Closes #69.
  url and prototype tests updated, url helpers updated to handle method
* Sync'd scriptaculous helper.
* Sync'd javascript, prototype helpers and prototype.js to latest Rails
  modifications. Added more prototype tests.
* Sync'd form_options, form_tag helpers. form_tag's form function can now
  accept other HTTP methods, and will include a hidden field for them if
  its not 'get' or 'post'.
* Sync'd number helper, added number unit tests.
* Added (python-markdown) for new markdown support in text helper.
* Added (PyTextile) for new textilize support in text helper.
* Brought asset/date/text helpers up to date with revision info.

0.1.3 (Release)
* Brought feedgenerator in line with Django's version, which fixed the missing
  support for feed categories and updated classes for new-style. Other minor
  feed updates as well. Now synced as of Django r3143.
* Fixed typo in feedgenerator import, reported by
* Added ``webhelpers.rails.asset_tag``, for generating links to other assets
  such as javascripts, stylesheets, and feeds.