I have a form containing a text field along the lines of: <%= form_for(wizard, :url => wizard_path, :method => :put) do |f| %> .... <%= form.text_field "gas_credentials[user_id]", :value => wizard.gas_credentials['user_id'] %> .... <% end %> Mysteriously, when wizard.gas_credentials is nil, the text_field gets initial text equal to the current_user.email (which in this case is email@example.com). At the very least, I'd expect an error trying to call  on nil. What's especially odd is that the wizard model knows nothing about current_user, so I don't see where it's getting that value from. Can anyone shed light on what might be happening, or at least how text_field decides to compute its :value? TIA - ff P.S.: % rake about About your application's environment Ruby version 1.9.2 (x86_64-darwin10.6.0) RubyGems version 1.3.7 Rack version 1.2 Rails version 3.0.5 Environment development ... and I'm using devise 1.4.2 and warden 1.0.4
on 2011-11-08 01:21
on 2011-11-08 01:33
Doh! The answer: browser autocompletion. I'm leaving this post in place rather than deleting it out of shame in the faint hope that it might save someone else a few minutes of head scratching.
on 2011-11-08 01:50
[silly forum code won't let me edit previous reply.] To prevent autocompletion, you can do something like: <%= form.text_field "gas_credentials[user_id]", :value => wizard.gas_credentials['user_id'], :autocomplete => :off %>
on 2011-11-08 07:36
On 8 November 2011 00:50, Fearless Fool <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > [silly forum code won't let me edit previous reply.] That's because it's a mailing list... and even if every other subscriber let you come around to their house and edit their emails, I wouldn't ;-) The "ruby-forum" is just a wrapper for the Google Groups list.