How to stop ruby escaping javascript?

Hi all.

If In my view I have:

<%= text_field_tag('name','',:onfocus => "for (var i=1;i<99999;i++){};"
%>

I'd expect to have this html:

<input name="name" onfocus="for (var i=1;i<99999;i++){};" />

instead I have:

<input name="name" onfocus="for (var i=1;i&lt;99999;i++){};" />

And obviously the javascript code does not work...

I also tried this:
<%= text_field_tag('name','',:onfocus => "for (var
i=1;i<99999;i++){};".html_safe %>

but the output is the same

Thanks to all.

Hi

Only one solution you should use method ‘tag’ directly

https://github.com/rails/rails/blob/39b9c943b7ec5181c19461d319d8c610ea1bf941/actionpack/lib/action_view/helpers/tag_helper.rb#L65

Because escape = true by default for ‘text_field_tag’ https://github.com/rails/rails/blob/c091fae21f32250b19475f124c3b680dbbc163d9/actionpack/lib/action_view/helpers/form_tag_helper.rb#L170

P.S: Do not use inline JS .

Max Shytikov wrote in post #1084457:

Only one solution you should use method 'tag' directly

https://github.com/rails/rails/blob/39b9c943b7ec5181c19461d319d8c610ea1bf941/actionpack/lib/action_view/helpers/tag_helper.rb#L65

Thank you, This works!

But finally I ended making a

getElementById("name").onfocus = ...

on load instead of changing all my text_field_tag with tag

P.S: Do not use inline JS .

You're right, but my problem is that I have ruby code in rhtml that
generates css and javascript codes. These codes are not static but
depend on ruby variables values.

I can't figure out how to pass a ruby variable into an external css or
js file...

So I have to keep all the code in one big (sigh!) rhtml...

Sam Pei wrote in post #1084545:

Max Shytikov wrote in post #1084457:
I can't figure out how to pass a ruby variable into an external css or
js file...

So I have to keep all the code in one big (sigh!) rhtml...

The simplest way is to not pass the data to JavaScript, but rather get
the value from the DOM using JavaScript/jQuery. This is accomplished by
using HTML5 data attributes.

Say you have a Ruby variable x:

HTML

Robert Walker wrote in post #1084592:

Sam Pei wrote in post #1084545:

Max Shytikov wrote in post #1084457:
I can't figure out how to pass a ruby variable into an external css or
js file...

So I have to keep all the code in one big (sigh!) rhtml...

The simplest way is to not pass the data to JavaScript, but rather get
the value from the DOM using JavaScript/jQuery. This is accomplished by
using HTML5 data attributes.

Say you have a Ruby variable x:

HTML
------------
<div id="my_div" data-x="my_ruby_value">My content</div>

JavaScript
------------
function myFunction() {
  var x = $('#my_div').data("x");
  // Do something with x
}

Ryan Bates did a Railscasts episode on a few techniques to keep your
JavaScript unobtrusive and yet still have access to your Ruby data:

http://railscasts.com/episodes/324-passing-data-to-javascript

Thank you, I am doing so.

But $('#my_div').data("x") is not working form me, I had to do this:

HTML:
<div id="my_div" data-x='<%= my_ruby_var %>'>

JS:
var div=document.getElementById('my_div');
var x = div.getAttribute("data-x");

Btw, I think I could remove all Javascript code by rhtml by using this.

But what about css? Could something like that be done with css?

I have inline css with the :style attribute where I put my ruby
variable:
(...)
:style => "width:" + my_ruby_var + "px"
(...)

If i want to do a separate css file, how can I access to this ruby
variable from inside the .css ?

Thank You