There may be an easy solution, but I just can't seem to get this to work... I'm using tables for part of my site, as they contain a lot of rows and columns full of financial data, so just working with div's and dd's... etc, won't do. My table structure is pretty simple, as follows: ================= <table id="items"> <tr> <th>name</th> <th>date</th> </tr> <!-- rendering rest of TR's here via a partial and collection --> </table> ================= Now, I'm trying to use ajax to insert additional TR's to the top of the "items" table. This works absolutely perfect, only if I omit the TR's that contain the TH's. I can't seem to find a way to update the list at the top, and have the TR's be inserted "below" the TH's. Seems like a common task to push something on the top of a table, but the darn table headings is messing up my whole schtic :) Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
on 2006-03-08 06:43
on 2006-03-08 06:50
give the header row an id like 'header' and insert the new tr's after that..
on 2006-03-08 07:17
In this case, the TR is added "directly" below the TR with an id of 'header', which contains the table headers. So, it ends up rendering like: <table> <tr id="items"> <tr> <td>this new TR inserted here. doh !</td> </tr> <th>name</th> <th>date</th> </tr> As you can see, it doesn't add after the entire element, but after the declaration, as the TH elements are nested within the TR.
on 2006-03-08 07:21
A slight change in table to add a thead for the header cells would not only make your task easier, but also offer improvements to your users (ie: when printing). view.rhtml ============ <table> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col">Name</th> <th scope="col">Date</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody id="insert-here"> <%= render :partial => 'item', :collection => @items %> </tbody> </table> ========== _item.rhtml ========== <tr> <td><%= item.name %></td> <td<%= item.date %></td> </tr> ========== With a table set up this way you can insert the partial into the top of "insert-here" with a "page.insert_html :top, :partial => 'item'" using RJS (for example).
on 2006-03-08 07:29
Hot damn Colin... that did it :) I thought I read somewhere that not all browsers support the thead/tbody/tfoot syntax... but "not all browsers" is probably a very cliche term anyway. I'm not a "web designer" per se... and obviously need to read up on table structures :) Thank you very much Colin !!