Hi, The text_field method sets the class of the field to "invalid" when the object you specified is invalid (when using validations). This is to facilitate working with validations. Is there anything else it does? In a certain non-standard situation I'm forced to use text_field_tag, instead of text_field. This means I have to take care of the validations myself as well. Everything goes fine, except that when you enter text in fields that can only take numbers, the contents of the field is "0" when you re-render the action, instead of the text you entered. In parts of the application where we use text_field, the erronious contents of the field is preserved on re-rendering of the action. I don't do anything differently when extracting the contents of the object. Also, the part of the app where it goes OK, I tested what the type of the ActiveRecord field was. It was a float. So it would appear that text_field takes the value of the field from somewhere else when the object is not valid, because that erronious text could not have come from a float. Is this true? If so, where? I can't seem to find it.
on 2006-04-08 17:50
on 2006-04-08 19:13
On Saturday 08 April 2006 17:48, Wiebe Cazemier wrote: > So it would appear that text_field > takes the value of the field from somewhere else when the object is not > valid, because that erronious text could not have come from a float. Is this > true? If so, where? I can't seem to find it. I figured it out. Text_field does take it out of the ActiveRecord::Base, but it uses the <attribute>_before_type_cast field.