I am curious to see if anyone can suggest an efficient approach to a
problem I am having with nested AJAX forms which I am trying to avoid.
For example, let’s say we have 3 models:
- Problem (has_many :questions)
- Question (belongs_to :problem, has_many :answers)
- Answer (belongs_to :question)
I have a form that allows a user to document a problem.
Also, the user is able to pose 0…n questions for the documented
problem and then 0…n possible answers for each question posed.
I was using a form_remote_tag to add questions on the problem form
page by using the form_remote_tag to call a method that returns
another ajax form (form_remote_tag) to do add any possible answers to
the question. I know, I know nested forms-ugh.
The returned answers are showing up in the wrong DOM elements; I’m
pretty sure I can develop a workaround, but I am getting this feeling
that I used to when using Java and JSPs and AJAX where code starts
getting real convoluted. I am sure there are some Rails hackers out
there that can suggest a cleaner, more Railesque way. Form.serialize
The question I have for the community is how you, in general, would
approach such a problem. Would you use AJAX type forms to keep a user
on one page or would you split it up.