Does anyone know any good "recipe" to have repeatable form elements in
Ruby on Rails sites?
As an example, let's say I want users to be able to add as many
addresses as possible. An address object consists of two address
lines, a city id, and a country id. They can click "Add Another
Address" and more address inputs are created on the fly.
http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/domform.html - imagine this as an
1. How do you set the names of the form elements in rails so that they
are processed easily? Can you even do this with helpers, or would the
necessary elements need to be written and parsed manually?
ex. address[:city], address[:state]
2. Is there an easy way to keep track of addresses on the page once
they are added, assuming they can be updated in text fields? For
example, after someone adds an address, and reloads the page, can you
address[:city], or some other name and then have Rails parse this
correctly as an object in the params? This would need to also be
differentiated from the naming convention in #1, to differentiate
existing address objects from new ones.
Anyone have any ideas or articles that deal with this issue, or hints
on how to make this easier?