Mootools, Rails and Ajax


#1

Recently, I’ve decided to include the excellent mootools in my
projects.
So, out prototype and scriptaculous, in mootools.

Everything went well up to the point i had to add some ajax into the
story…

I am ok not to use remote_ helpers, but it seems nothing comes back…
As a newbie in this whole rails environment, i think i’m getting into
something much bigger than my scope of knowledge.

so basically, i have in js a request that looks like this:

new Ajax(’/test’,
{
method:‘get’,
data:‘abc123’,
update:‘debug’,
onComplete:'function(){alert(“complete”)}
}

and in my controller:

def test
render "you passed #{params[:data]}
end

but absolutely nothing is passed to my debug, and no alert is being
triggered.

please… help :frowning:


#2

Nguma M. wrote:

please… help :frowning:

If you use Firefox, I would recommend installing the Firebug extension:

http://www.getfirebug.com/

It’s a great tool for debugging your js as well as it lets you see your
ajax transactions to tell you were stuff isn’t working quite right.


#3

I got to use firebug, which is great :slight_smile: thks,
now my ajax request goes thorugh i run into another problem of
returning a response without the use of
ActionView::Helpers::PrototypeHelper::JavaScriptGenerator::GeneratorMethods

does anyone have an example of a typical response that wouldn’t use
page.insert_thml or page.replace_html ??

On Jun 17, 5:20 pm, Dave C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

Nguma M. wrote:

Recently, I’ve decided to include the excellent mootools in my
projects.
So, out prototype and scriptaculous, in mootools.

Just a quick question: why? I’ve used both Prototype and Mootools, and
it seems like Mootools is just a half-baked attempt at things that
Prototype already does well.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
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#5

Hi,
I too came across same problem. I am using mootools with rails. Can you
help in solving how to handle ajax response and request.

Nguma M. wrote:

I got to use firebug, which is great :slight_smile: thks,
now my ajax request goes thorugh i run into another problem of
returning a response without the use of
ActionView::Helpers::PrototypeHelper::JavaScriptGenerator::GeneratorMethods

does anyone have an example of a typical response that wouldn’t use
page.insert_thml or page.replace_html ??

On Jun 17, 5:20 pm, Dave C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid