Displaying content using rails


I am trying to implement some ajax functionality on my web site. I
have a list of links and each link have many items associated with it.
For example, "My Netflix queue" link is connected to 10 movies
(items). Now, I am trying to display a table with these items when the
user clicks on the link. I have other links and corresponding items on
my page. I want to do all this using Ajax. But have not been able to
implement this so far. The code that I have used is given below:

//link.html.erb (:link passes the link_is to the rjs which gets all
the items for that link)
<% for link in @links %>
<div class="link">
  <div class="link">
    <%= link_to_remote link.name, :url => { :action =>
'show_items', :link => link.id} %>
<% end %>

//this is where I want to display the items
<% if params[:link] %>
<div id="items">
<% for item in @item %>
    <img src="<%=item.image_url%>" /><br />
    <%= item.name %>
<% end %>
<% end %>

//RJS Template (show_items.js.rjs)
//@items has all the items for that link. I have verified using the
debug statement. Now I need to //pass the @items variable to the view
so that the items are displayed. But thats where I am //erring.

link = params[:link]
@items = Item.find_all_by_link_id(params[:link])
logger.debug "Items : " + @items.inspect
page.replace_html :items, @items, :object => @items


  def link
    @links = Link.find(:all)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Hi Vishy,