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Re: [la-ruby] Looking for Rails/Javascript pattern ...

From: Alf M.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:55 PM

I did something like this with two related selection lists...basically I rendered the different possible selection lists to HTML strings and stored them in a JSON hash that I put into the page.? Then when the "parent" selection list was changed, it did a lookup in the hash and set the content for the child selection list.? The code for the project is open source, if you're interested in seeing it.? I hesitate to share this because it's an ugly view, but hopefully it will help you out.? Look for "updateStateInput"



On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Andreas <[address removed]> wrote:
I am looking for some feedback on how to avoid a server round trip in the following situation:

A select-box establishes a parent/child relationship between groups and a subgroup when it is created - I'm using a collection_select.? There are some additional attributes from the active record that represents the parent that I need to dynamically set other screen elements in the same view (radiobuttons).

My plan is to use an observer field to trigger the action, but where do I keep the additional attributes that I need?? In a hidden field?

Or are there other options or helpers that I haven't discovered?? Is there any code somewhere that I could be looking at?

I would also like to know where to best keep the needed Javascript code.

Thank you Alf for your email that encouraged me (and hopefully others) to post.? Maybe I will be even able to answer some in the future.


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