I am trying to figure out a way to not chop off my text mid-word using truncate() and redcloth.
article_html is formatted with RedCloth
<%= truncate(post.article_html, 80) %>
I have a db table named Articles with (along with others) 2 columns “article_text” and “article_html”
article_html get’s populated by using a simple method with redcloth in the model
self.article_html = RedCloth.new(self.article_text).to_html
There are 2 views, index.rhtml and show.rhtml.
I call article_html,
the main index view, I want to truncate article_html to only display the first paragraph
and then of course the link to “show” will display the full article.
I’ve done stuff similar using textile with python, but I want to know the “Ruby Way” to do this.
I figure this is pretty basic that you can give me an example
with out me pasting code, but if you need me to, let me know and I will post