Dynamic Labels in Forms


#1

Hi,

I am pretty new to Ruby-on-Rails, but I am trying to be able to have
html labels in the HTML forms dynamic.

I would like to store label values in a database so that the client may
change them on the fly, instead of having them hardcoded in the html
form.

For example I would like the client to be able to change the html label:
Sex to Gender, if and when required. I do not want to have to be
contacted by the client to change it in the HTML form everytime.

There is a specific reason for wanting this. Does anybody know how or if
it can be done, and if so have any examples.
Regards


#2

Hi,

This can certainly be done in Ruby/Rails or other environments.
Assuming you’ve got 1 application which is reused by different clients
who need different strings, different approaches are possible.

Personally I might investigate ‘localization’ of your application for
each client. This covers existing ways to do that in Rails:
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/InternationalizationComparison

Depending on what you need, something as simple as serializing a hash of
label strings into each clients’s profile may work.

Cheers.

Hi,

I am pretty new to Ruby-on-Rails, but I am trying to be able to have
html labels in the HTML forms dynamic.

I would like to store label values in a database so that the client may
change them on the fly, instead of having them hardcoded in the html
form.

For example I would like the client to be able to change the html label:
Sex to Gender, if and when required. I do not want to have to be
contacted by the client to change it in the HTML form everytime.

There is a specific reason for wanting this. Does anybody know how or if
it can be done, and if so have any examples.
Regards