Link_to not asking confirmation (js)


#1

Hi, I have this link_to helper

<%= link_to “edit”, :action => ‘edit’, :id => @pirate, :confirm =>
‘should edit?’ %>

It should (in order to what I read in apidock) prompt me for
confirmation via javascript confirm, but it doesn’t.

Any idea why?

Also when I set the :id attribute, either @pirate or @pirate.id
work… why is that, and what’s the preferred form?

Thanks!


#2

On Dec 30, 8:59 pm, Pablo F. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Hi, I have this link_to helper

<%= link_to “edit”, :action => ‘edit’, :id => @pirate, :confirm =>
‘should edit?’ %>

It should (in order to what I read in apidock) prompt me for
confirmation via javascript confirm, but it doesn’t.

If you check the html generated you’ll noticed that the url has a
confirm parameter. If you check apidoc again you’ll see that the
confirm option needs to be passed in the second options hash, ie
link_to ‘blah’, {options for url}, {other stuff here}

Any idea why?

Also when I set the :id attribute, either @pirate or @pirate.id
work… why is that, and what’s the preferred form?

Because if you pass an activerecord object as the :id for a url rails
calls to_param on it, which by default returns id. The preferred form
these days would be to have the appropriate routes and do link_to
‘edit’, edit_pirate_path(@pirate)

Fred


#3

Thanks so much, I was passing the args in the wrong order as you stated.

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Frederick C.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

It should (in order to what I read in apidock) prompt me for

Because if you pass an activerecord object as the :id for a url rails
calls to_param on it, which by default returns id. The preferred form
these days would be to have the appropriate routes and do link_to
‘edit’, edit_pirate_path(@pirate)

Fred

Thanks!


Fernandez, Pablo.