Counting helpers through a view


#1

I have a helper which will be placing certain tags through a view.
These tags have “Element.toggle” sorts of relations, so I need to have
different id’s assigned to their HTML elements.

What I would like to do is somehow count them as they are installed in
the view and reset at the top of the view. My current thinking is:

— In controller —
before_filter :myhelper_resetcount

def someaction
end

— In view —
<%= myhelper_tag() %>
… Some stuff …
<%= myhelper_tag() %>
… Some stuff …
<%= myhelper_tag() %>

— Results —

..
... Some stuff ...
..
... Some stuff ...
..

Is there another way to do this? Does this seem reasonable to use the
‘before_filter’ to reset the count? It feels a little awkward to me.