Rjs and partials


#1

I’m trying to update a list, and having a hard time applying visual
effects
to the latest element created. Here is what I’m doing.

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  1. Creating an “item” via an action, then rendering the RJS template

  2. RJS template looks like this:

    page.insert_html :top, ‘items’, :partial => ‘item’
    page.visual_effect :highlight, @item_id, :duration => 3

  3. Once all this is done, I check the source of the page, and an item
    with
    the @item_id doesn’t exist in the HTML yet… as it’s just being ajaxed
    from
    the
    partial. If I refresh the page, it’s obviously there.
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So, my question is… is there a clean way to create an effect on a
newly
created element in a list ?


#2

Most browsers will give you the source of the original request back, not
the source of the current page after ajax magic has happend.

I think that one of the firefox developer plugins can give you the
current source, so you might want to give that a shot.

_Kevin


#3

Dylan S. wrote:

  1. Once all this is done, I check the source of the page, and an item
    with
    the @item_id doesn’t exist in the HTML yet… as it’s just being ajaxed

It won’t show via “view source”, since view source will only show the
DOM elements
when page is loaded, now the DOM elements are changed, but view source
won’t
show the change.

Your example normally should work. If it doesn’t work, it could be:

  1. If the new item is now showing, your partial tempatelate might not be
    rendered
    right, or the return result from it might break your DOM structure;
  2. If the new item is added, but highlight is not working, variable
    @item_id might
    not be defined in the controller corresponding to your rjs
    template(not the
    one calling the rjs)

-Tony


#4

Kevin O. wrote:

I think that one of the firefox developer plugins can give you the
current source, so you might want to give that a shot.

http://jennifermadden.com/scripts/ViewRenderedSource.html


#5

Thanks guys. Tony, you were right on #1… the DOM was,
ever-so-slightly,
broken :wink:


#6

This is a gem. Thank you very much Ben !