I’ve been handed a new design for an edit view with a form, that
allows the user to move on to the next object in a list. This means
that there could be pending edits that need to be saved. The design
called for wants a prompt to see if the user wants to save or discard
pending changes (ala Gmail).
What’s a good rails-y way to do this?
Doubt Rails would get involved much as this has to happen client side
(the user could go anywhere or click on anything right?)
and create another attribute “original-data” – using whatever the
recommended naming scheme is… maybe it’s data-original, I don’t
Set the current value to this attribute. Then add an onunload handler
that checks to see if any changes have been made and if so warn the