Ajax calls in application.js (authenticity_token problem?)


I have a long list (~50) of items which should each be clickable and
will send an Ajax request to the server. Now, each item will be calling
the same action, just with a different id.

Ideally this looks like a clear case of putting the Ajax javascript in
application.js. It's in one place, just call a single function onclick
and pass through the id.

However there are 2 issues:

1. I am worried that the Ajax request from application.js will not have
access to any authenticity token as it was not generated by a Rails
helper, and this could cause problems?

2. I'd prefer to use the Rails helpers to write the remote request if
possible, in application.js I have to resort to hand-coding javascript.

The easy solution is just to have individual Ajax request code for each
list item's onclick call, but that would bulk out the file a fair bit
and seems messy.

So I'm between a rock and a hard place...

Any advice much appreciated!