link_to_unless_current

how can I use this link tag and add a class like "current" if it is the
current link?

anrake wrote:

how can I use this link tag and add a class like "current" if it is the
current link?

<p>Hello!</p>
<p><%= link_to "Back to", { :action=> ""} %></p>
<p><%= link_to "Back to", { :action => "" }, :popup => true %></p>
<p><%= link_to "Back to", { :action => "" }, :popup => ['new_window',
'height=300,width=600'] %></p>
<p><%= link_to "Back to", { :action => "" }, :confirm => "Are you
sure?", :post => true %></p>

I'm sorry I don't see how this is doing what I need. Perhaps I should
have explained more. Is there a way to using link_to_unless_current to
add the class="current" attribute in a SPAN around the text instead of
an A

Never recognized this function before, but as far as I understand the
code, it is not really possible. You can use a block and parse the
returned value, but this seems a bit more difficult than creating the
link itself. But you can try.

Otherwise I would go for a css based solution to your problem. warp the
link in a span and style the span the way you want. And then style the
links within spans the way inactive links should appear.

I suppose so. Thanks for the effort. I was hoping someone had some
code for a simple block I could just drop in.

In case of current link link_to_unless_current returns link text or
whatever block passed to method yields, so:

<%= link_to_unless_current('some text', :action=>:someaction) {|link|
"<span class=\"current\">#{link}</span>"} %>

This should work.

Regards,
Rimantas

In case of current link link_to_unless_current returns link text or
whatever block passed to method yields, so:

<%= link_to_unless_current('some text', :action=>:someaction) {|link|
"<span class=\"current\">#{link}</span>"} %>

This should work.

Or better yet:
<%= link_to_unless_current('some text', :action=>:someaction) {|link|
content_tag 'span', link, :class => 'current'} %>

Regards,
Rimantas

wow, that is perfect. Thank you very much !

But doesn't that put a span around all items, links and text?