Javascript rendered as text: why?


in order to add some ajax-calls to a site, I did a little test. The
is that the result of the javascript is rendered as text.

I use rails 3.1.12

In the view that contains a test link to trigger the javascript I have

<td><%= link_to factuur.nummer, toon_facturen_path( :id =>,
:format => :js,
:remote => true) %>

In the I have

def toon
    logger.error( "toon....")
    @factuur = Factuur.find(params[:id])
    respond_to do |format|
        format.js   # toon.js.rjs

The layout file starts with

brieven- en facturenarchief <%= stylesheet_link_tag "application" %> <%= javascript_include_tag :application %> <%= csrf_meta_tags %>

The rjs-file toon.js.rjs contains a simple test statement:

page.replace_html( ‘status’, ‘



When I follow the link, the following is rendered on the screen:

Element.update(“status”, “



(which isn’t exact the contents of the rjs) and the server says
Started GET “/facturen/toon.js?id=1&remote=true” for at Tue
18 14:30:43 +0100 2014
Processing by FacturenController#toon as JS
Parameters: {“id”=>“1”, “remote”=>“true”}
Factuur Load (1.0ms) SELECT “facturen”.* FROM “facturen” WHERE
“facturen”.“id” = 1 LIMIT 1

Rendered facturen/toon.js.rjs (4.0ms)
Completed 200 OK in 92ms (Views: 51.0ms | ActiveRecord: 1.0ms)

However, the resulting page shows the text of toon.js.rjs in

In addition I can mention config/application.rb requires prototype-rails
and app/assets/application.js contains the lines

//= require prototype
//= require prototype_ujs
//= require effects
//= require dragdrop
//= require controls

I am out of ideas. Can somebody help me out of this?

thanks in advance, Ruud

It is because of a misplaced right parenthisis. De resulting link from
link_to was like

and no data-remote attribute was given.

<%= link_to factuur.nummer, toon_facturen_path( :id =>,
:format => :js,
:remote => true*)* %>

should have been
<%= link_to factuur.nummer, toon_facturen_path( :id =>,
:format => :js*)*,
:remote => true %>

Thank you all for your time, Ruud

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