Forum: Ruby on Rails API Suggestion

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Berin L. (Guest)
on 2006-03-07 22:17
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It's not intuitive to have two hashes on any one method call.  Most of
the view helpers have a hash for method options followed by a hash for
html options.  I find it to be problematic at best.  I think it would be
best to have one hash and then add your html options as a hash entry.
For example:

<%= link_to "All Facilities", {:action => 'fac_log_all'}, {:target =>
'_new'} %>

would become

<%= link_to "All Facilities", :action => 'fac_log_all', :html =>
{:target => '_new'} %>

Or even better, any options that are not recognized by the method are
automatically treated as html options:

<%= link_to "All Facilities", :action => 'fac_log_all', :target =>
'_new' %>

I've seen some examples done both ways, but whatever it is it should be
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