I have a model and I set defaults for some values by overriding the
read accessor. For example
read_attribute(:heading).nil? ? ‘Please select from:’ :
The problem I have found is that text_field ignores this.
<%= f.text_field :heading %>
is empty even when heading is nil
now I can easily add :value and it works
<%= f.text_field :heading, :value => @site.heading %>
but it seems like this shouldn’t be necessary. I also override read
accessors for values that I use in select statements on the same form
and it works fine.
read_attribute(:text_color).nil? ? SiteColors::TEXT_DEFAULT :
<%= f.select :text_color, SiteColors::COLORS%>
This picks up the default fine
Is this a bug in text_field or am I just doing something stupid?