Dynamically generating selector, hyphen problem

Rails 3.1.3

I would like to generate something like this.

<div class="alert">
  <a class="close" data-dismiss="alert">×</a>
  Successful!
</div>

I tried,

content_tag :div, msg, :class => "alert alert-success" do
        content_tag :a, "x", :class => "close", :data-dismiss => "alert"
end

But the problem is the hyphen, "-", where ":data-dismiss =>..."
Do you think we can avoid this problem?

soichi

Have you tried “data-dismiss”.to_sym?

Rails 3.1.3

I would like to generate something like this.

<div class="alert">
<a class="close" data-dismiss="alert">×</a>
Successful!
</div>

I tried,

content_tag :div, msg, :class => "alert alert-success" do
       content_tag :a, "x", :class => "close", :data-dismiss => "alert"
end

But the problem is the hyphen, "-", where ":data-dismiss =>..."
Do you think we can avoid this problem?

You can either use a bare string ('data-dismiss' => "alert") or you can use quotes in the symbol name (:"data-dismiss" => "alert").

Walter

A bare string works!

Thanks, everyone!

soichi