Hi, We are thinking about choosing Rails as our weapon of choice for our next project, which is basically a text editor on steroids, whith some functionality that need an Internet connection. In the first step we are going to develop it as a plain web app (AJAX-ified, yay!), however, in the next step we would like to port some of the functionality (such as the editor) to a desktop app (which can be used without Internet connectivity). I've read about XUL and I was wondering if anyone has any experience of "converting" a Rails project to the desktop using XUL, and keeping Rails as a backend? Or maybe there's a better tool than XUL? Best regards and thanks for any help, Gustav
on 2007-03-21 10:41
on 2007-03-21 11:20
I was wondering whether someone could show me how to dynamically set the the 'id' attribute in the 'body' tag. I would like to set the id to controller name (in lowercase) using embedded ruby. <body id="xxxx"> </body> cheers </jima>
on 2007-03-21 11:43
There is project cookbooxul as proof of concept XUL <-> rails by Zed Shaw. http://www.zedshaw.com/projects/cookbooxul/index.html Just to warn, download links are not good. I know that I have tried this online and seems to me as a really interesting concept. Regards, Ernad -- Posted via forums.bring.out.ba.
on 2007-03-21 11:44
> I was wondering whether someone could show me how to dynamically set the > the 'id' attribute in the 'body' tag. I would like to set the id to > controller name (in lowercase) using embedded ruby. > > <body id="xxxx"> > </body> <body id="<%= controller.controller_name -%>"> Regards, Rimantas -- http://rimantas.com/
on 2007-03-21 12:01
Googling directed me to the Joseph's blog: * http://www.josephguhlin.com/blog/archives/category/xul/ Ernad -- Posted via forums.bring.out.ba.
on 2007-03-21 12:32
thxs Rimantas. Just tried it and it works a treat. So basically i can place <%= %> expression anywhere within quotes and it will get evaluated before generating the XHTML. cheers </jima>
on 2007-03-21 13:31
> thxs Rimantas. Just tried it and it works a treat. So basically i can > place <%= %> expression anywhere within quotes and it will get evaluated > before generating the XHTML. Well, in this case it just happen that you need to have output something between quotes. In templates you can use ERB wherever you need. You may want to read ERB section here http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Base.html and also "Recognized tags" http://stdlib.rubyonrails.org/libdoc/erb/rdoc/clas... This should give you a general idea, how it works. Keep in mind that second link is to the general documentation of ERB, not rails specific. Regards, Rimantas -- http://rimantas.com/