Link helpers and AJAX callbacks


#1

Hi,
So after lots of efforts to understand Ruby and Rails, I am finally
scratching the surface of AJAX in Rails. So here goes another problem.

I am able to sucessfully call server side method using AJAX. Now I need
to fill this function with something useful to return back. Now I see
that only inbuilt function I can play with is “render_text”. This means
it simply doesn’t recognise any helper function I call from Helper
modules. Like for example I need to call “link_to” tag Helper function.
The Ruby compiler (or interpreter or whatever you call it!) just fails
to recognise such methods.

Now is there a way to call them in my server side method during an AJAX
callback?


#2

Dipesh B. wrote:

Hi,
So after lots of efforts to understand Ruby and Rails, I am finally
scratching the surface of AJAX in Rails. So here goes another problem.

I am able to sucessfully call server side method using AJAX. Now I need
to fill this function with something useful to return back. Now I see
that only inbuilt function I can play with is “render_text”. This means
it simply doesn’t recognise any helper function I call from Helper
modules. Like for example I need to call “link_to” tag Helper function.
The Ruby compiler (or interpreter or whatever you call it!) just fails
to recognise such methods.

Now is there a way to call them in my server side method during an AJAX
callback?

I don’t know if this will help, but…

Have you looked at:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/60487