I’ve tried googling this and simply can’t believe this problem hasn’t
come up before but I’ll explain it as I’m getting it here.
I’m using RESTful actions in my controllers and trying to introduce a
little AJAX fun to my app. Basically plan is for the user to click a
link which shows a div containing a form to fill in, the form is then
submitted by AJAX and the page updated accordingly.
If I create a link using link_to_remote to show the div that contains
the form, it sends a post request to the server. This is fine so long as
method, the request presumably just gets ignored.
However now the form is being submitted by AJAX and it sends a js
formatted post request to the controller, which interprets the request
and updates the page accordingly. Now when I click the link to show the
form, that post request gets sent and handled by the create action. It
doesn’t pass validations as there’s no data in it and just causes a
blank page to load.
So instead of even seeing the form the user gets redirected to a blank
I know I could probably just change the link_to_remote action to a get
request instead but that doesn’t seem like a solid solution. I mean what
if I want a seperate js get request as well?
Is there any way to use link_to_remote to create AJAX animations and
show/hide elements without creating any request to the server?