Bootstrap Navbar, with options updating a yield in the same view?

So after a couple of days of trawling various forums, tutorials etc -
I’m
still no closer to doing what is seemingly something straightforward -
namely, have links on a Navbar populate a named yield with the contents
of
a partial. I’m probably missing something fundamental, but hey! I’ve
asked
this before, but I don’t think I worded the question too well, so
hopefully
this time I’ll do better!

My view as it stands is as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <div class="container">
            <ul class="nav navbar-nav">
    <div class="container">
</script>
</html>

In the <> above, I have tried a couple of ideas. Firstly:

  • P4
  • P4 Output
  • This simply rendered both “perforce” and “p4_output” partials one below
    the
    other, and clicking the navbar options had no effect.

    So then I figured maybe something more like this was required:

  • <%= link_to "Perforce", {:action => 'renderp4'}, :remote => true %>
  • <%= link_to "Perforce", {:action => 'renderp4_output'}, :remote => true %>
  • But at this point I came to a grinding halt, not knowing how what would
    be
    needed in my “renderp4” and “renderp4_output” actions so as to return
    HTML
    to my mainbody yield - if it is even possible?!?

    Hopefully what I am trying to achieve is obvious - while I appreciate
    and
    acknowledge I am probably rather wide of the mark with my solution
    currently, any guidance would be appreciated. As I say, I’ve hunted
    around,
    but just hit a brick wall!

    Thanks :slight_smile:

    On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:00:14 AM UTC-4, [email protected] wrote:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    
        <div class="container">
                <ul class="nav navbar-nav">
        <div class="container">
    </script>
    

    ‘authentication/p4_output’; end %>">P4 Output
    :remote => true %>
    currently, any guidance would be appreciated. As I say, I’ve hunted around,
    but just hit a brick wall!

    Thanks :slight_smile:

    Yes, it’s possible. First, I’m not sure exactly what you’re rendering.
    If
    it’s static, I would load it like you did in your first example and use
    CSS
    to hide it and display it only when the link is active (much like a drop
    down menu).

    If it’s not static and it’s pulling content then you’re on the right
    track,
    except I don’t see that you’re passing any parameters so I’m tending to
    think it’s static. At any rate, if it’s dynamic, you will need
    controller
    actions as in your second example. In the controller, you define
    response
    to specific formats (html, js, etc.). The following edge guide should
    give
    you an overview on how to do this:

    http://edgeguides.rubyonrails.org/working_with_javascript_in_rails.html

    Thanks Mike…

    It is dynamic - in the case of “perforce” there is a form with 2
    listboxes
    that get their options from function calls - p4output will (eventually!)
    be
    the contents of a file on the server (This may sound risky, but it’s for
    an
    internal system at work only, so not to panic!)…

    I’ll have a go at the AJAX stuff, and see where I get! Thanks for now :slight_smile:

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