Forum: Ruby on Rails re: rjs update_page problems

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Curtis E. (Guest)
on 2006-03-03 20:05
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my apologies for my previous butchery of the english language...

i have a list of, for example, meal_names. Basically, I can submit a
name
and the name I add shows up in the list.I had this working when i
created an
actual add.rjs template for it. So, feeling good about my self, I
attempted
to move it all to the controller and use some update_page goodness. Now
the
ajaxy magic doesn't happen. I don't get any errors but the list doesn't
update unless I refresh the page. I am not on edge rails (since it broke
my
app) but I am running cody's RJS plug-in which I believe supports this
behavior. Can anyone provide me any insight into what this is not
working?
It would be much appreciated. Here's my view:


meal name: <%= text_field 'meal_name', 'name' %>
<%= submit_tag 'Add' %>
<%= end_form_tag %>


<ul id="name_list">
<% @meal_names.each do |meal_name| -%>
    <li><b><%= meal_name.name %></b> <font size="0"><%= link_to
"delete", {
:controller => 'meal_names', :action => 'destroy', :id => meal_name.id},
:confirm => "are you sure you want to delete #{meal_name.name}?"
%></font></li>
<% end -%>
</ul>
</div>

and in my controller

  def add
    @name = MealName.new
    if request.post?
        @name = MealName.create( params[:meal_name] )
        update_page do |page|
        page.insert_html :bottom, 'name_list', "<li>#{@ name.name}</li>"
        page.visual_effect :highlight, 'name_list'

        end

    end
  end
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