[Rails 3.2] form_tag w :remote => true doesn't fire up the js format

I have a form_tag written like this :

= form_tag search_backoffice_places_path, {:remote =>“true”, :id => :searchplaceForm } do

… input fields

= submit_tag t(:search)

generated html is correct :

… input fields

upon submit, params received in backoffice/places_controller#search

{“utf8”=>“✓”, “country”=>“United”, “city”=>"", “street_address”=>"", “wording”=>"*", “commit”=>“Search”, “action”=>“search”, “controller”=>“backoffice/places”, “locale”=>“en”}

backoffice/places_controller.rb

respond_to :html, :js

def search

… params received

@places = Place.in_country_like(@country).in_city_like(@city)… # @places found 1

respond_to do |format|

format.html { render :index }

format.js { } <= should render search.js.erb BUT not …

end

end

what’s could be wrong ? thanks for feedback ( using asset pipeline )

Can you post the full log for the action (as in log/development.log).

Colin

[SOLVED] Thanks Colin for pointing me to the log …

( test.log… as I am testing integration w Capybara + Selenium… => my eyes were looking at something else …)

I was looking the old way … => a :format js … parameter…

in non obtrusive way , the log clearly state “Processing… as JS”

and rendering search.js.erb at the bottom …

so my Selenium driver is working fine … which was not so easy to fix when working with subdomains…

Started POST “/en/backoffice/places/search” for 127.0.0.1 at 2012-11-29 15:12:05 +0100

Processing by Backoffice::PlacesController#search as JS

Parameters: {“utf8”=>“✓”, “country”=>“United”, “city”=>"", “street_address”=>"", “wording”=>"*", “commit”=>“Search”, “locale”=>“en”}

[1m[35mSubdomain Load (0.5ms)[0m SELECT subdomains.* FROM subdomains WHERE subdomains.name = ‘www’ AND subdomains.locale = ‘en’ LIMIT 1

[1m[36mCACHE (0.0ms)[0m [1mSELECT places.* FROM places INNER JOIN geolocations ON geolocations.place_id = places.id WHERE (geolocations.country LIKE ‘%United%’) ORDER BY created_at DESC LIMIT 5 OFFSET 0[0m

[1m[35m (153.3ms)[0m SELECT DATABASE() as db

[1m[36mGeolocation Load (0.5ms)[0m [1mSELECT geolocations.* FROM geolocations WHERE geolocations.place_id = 1 LIMIT 1[0m

Rendered backoffice/places/_place.html.haml (20.7ms)

Rendered backoffice/places/_list.html.haml (199.2ms)

Rendered backoffice/places/search.js.erb (202.7ms)

Completed 200 OK in 43689ms (Views: 5584.8ms | ActiveRecord: 8.1ms)