AJAX tabs cannot pass instance variable to partial

I have been trying to understand what Flinn said in
http://www.actsasflinn.com/Ajax_Tabs/index.html#

{{Problem }}

I don't understand how to pass the instance variable to the partial.
in the main html "url_for(:action => 'test')" does not seem to pass
the instance @test to the partial. output is ###.

{{CODE}}
{{in main html.erb}}
<ul class="tabselector" id="tabcontrol1">
  <li class="tab-selected" id="vendor_tab">
    <%= link_to_function('Vendor', "loadPane($('part_pane'), '" +
url_for(:action => 'test') + "'),tabselect($('vendor_tab'));
paneselect($('vendor_pane'))") %></li>

</ul>

<ul class="panes" id="panecontrol1">
  <li id="vendor_pane" class="pane-selected">
<%= render :partial => 'test', :object => @groceries %>
    <div id="ss"></div>
  </li>

<ul>

{{CONTROLLER}}

       def test
    @test = "3"

    respond_to do |format|
    format.html
    format.js {
            render :update do |page|
          page.replace_html 'ss', :partial => 'test'
        end
      }
format.xml { render :xml => @test.to_xml }

    end
    end

{{partial}}

test is <%= @test%>

{{JS library}}
function tabselect(tab) {
  var tablist = $('tabcontrol1').getElementsByTagName('li');
  var nodes = $A(tablist);
  var lClassType = tab.className.substring(0,
tab.className.indexOf('-') );

  nodes.each(function(node){
    if (node.id == tab.id) {
      tab.className=lClassType+'-selected';
    } else {
      node.className=lClassType+'-unselected';
    };
  });
}

function paneselect(pane) {
  var panelist = $('panecontrol1').getElementsByTagName('li');
  var nodes = $A(panelist);

  nodes.each(function(node){
    if (node.id == pane.id) {
      pane.className='pane-selected';
    } else {
      node.className='pane-unselected';
    };
  });
}

function loadPane(pane, src) {
  if (pane.innerHTML=='' || pane.innerHTML=='<img alt="Wait" src="/
images/spinner.gif" style="vertical-align:-3px" /> Loading...') {
    reloadPane(pane, src);
  }
}

function reloadPane(pane, src) {
  new Ajax.Updater(pane, src, {asynchronous:1, evalScripts:true,
onLoading:function(request){pane.innerHTML='<img alt="Wait" src="/
images/spinner.gif" style="vertical-align:-3px" /> Loading...'}})
}

{{test.js.rjs}}

page.replace_html("ss", :partial => "test", :object => @test)

I have been trying to understand what Flinn said in
http://www.actsasflinn.com/Ajax_Tabs/index.html#

{{Problem }}

I don't understand how to pass the instance variable to the partial.
in the main html "url_for(:action => 'test')" does not seem to pass
the instance @test to the partial. output is ###.

Are you expecting the value of @test at the point that main.html.erb to be preserved until when your ajax request is handled ?

Fred

no i got desperate and was just trying to any tactic i knew to get the
instance to the partial. i am trying to push the value from the
controller to the partial. basically the @test = 3.

btw if u guys know of an easier ajax tab method please tell me as well