Alternative to nested form tags

You can’t nest HTML forms, so I was wondering …

I have an HTML form, and I have one element where I want to use Ajax
inside the form (e.g., a pop-up that contains a search box when there
are too many items for a selection list) … how would I accomplish
that? If I could use nested form tags, I could put a small, one-field
search form inside the larger form.

Thanks!

Jen

jennyw jennyw wrote:

You can’t nest HTML forms, so I was wondering …

I have an HTML form, and I have one element where I want to use Ajax
inside the form (e.g., a pop-up that contains a search box when there
are too many items for a selection list) … how would I accomplish
that? If I could use nested form tags, I could put a small, one-field
search form inside the larger form.

Thanks!

Unless you are actually processing form data, you
could use the link_to_remote method.

Jen

E

jennyw wrote:

You can’t nest HTML forms, so I was wondering …

I have an HTML form, and I have one element where I want to use Ajax
inside the form (e.g., a pop-up that contains a search box when there
are too many items for a selection list) … how would I accomplish
that? If I could use nested form tags, I could put a small, one-field
search form inside the larger form.

submit_to_remote has a :submit option that allows you to send an
AJAX request without a form. It will post the values of named
entities located within a specified branch of the DOM.


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