How to include the JavaScript source in RoR

Hi guys,

I am a newbie in developing in Ruby on Rails.
I don't understand how to include the a javascript file.
so like i.e. in general HTML I use this
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/xxx.js"></script>
it seems like I couldn't do this directly, so I need to put the
javascript file in the script folder.
so how do direct to the file?
also, how about a href and img src?

Thanks in Advance,
Richard

Hi guys,

I am a newbie in developing in Ruby on Rails.
I don't understand how to include the a javascript file.
so like i.e. in general HTML I use this
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/xxx.js"></script>

You can certainly do it that way if you want to (after all, by the
time it gets to the browser it is just html so anything you could do
without rails you can do with rails). What error did you get when you
tried it? As you have coded it the file would be expected in
public/js. More conventionally they would go in public/javascripts
but that is up to you.

More conventionally in rails you would use javascript_include_tag to
include them, it saves typing and avoids having to remember the html
format.

it seems like I couldn't do this directly, so I need to put the
javascript file in the script folder.
so how do direct to the file?
also, how about a href and img src?

Look at link_to and image_tag

Perhaps also work through some tutorials that will introduce you to
all these things. railstutorial.org is good and is free to use
online. Make sure that any tutorial you use matches the rails version
you are using (the first two digits anyway, eg 3.0)

Colin

Colin