Better in-place-editing with validations?

Hi all

I’m looking for a way to improve the existing in place edit field. I
found the following topic:

But this is not very satisfying.

What I’d like to have is an in-place-edit field which not only displays
the validation errors in a fully customizable HTML div next to the edit
field, it also should keep the entered text until the save is

I guess there’s no such thingie yet, so I will try to write one myself.
But I have no plan where to start. I’d like to use as much Rails stuff
as possible, so in fact I guess I need some sort of a modified version
of the existing in place edit field helper. But I don’t know where to
start and what topics I need to know about.

So please give me some starting points… :slight_smile:

Thanks, Josh