RJS error in internet explorer

hey all,

got a rails app i'm finishing up. i have a little ajax on one of my
pages where the person can choose a doctor from a drop down list and if
the doctor isn't there they can click a link which blinds down a little
form to add a doctor. after they submit that mini-form the page updates
the div which houses the drop-down so the doctor shows up. works very
nicely IN FIREFOX. I hate IE, i get an "RJS error: [object error]" with
IE 6 and IE 7. i'd paste the error, but can't copy the text in the damn
alert box.

i've googled this and i get a lot of results with people getting this
error when adding rows to tables.. this doesn't do that, but it does
insert an option to the drop down.

here's my rjs template:

unless params.has_key?("commit")
  if params[:cancel]
    page[:phys_form].visual_effect :blind_up
  else
    page[:phys_form].replace_html :partial => 'phys_form'
    page[:phys_form].visual_effect :blind_down
  end
else
  if @doctor.save
    page.insert_html :bottom, 'doctor_id', '<option value="' +
@doctor.id.to_s + '">' + @doctor.name + '</option>'
    page[:phys_form].visual_effect :blind_up

  else
    page[:phys_form].replace_html :partial => 'phys_form'
  end
end

any help will be majorly appreciated. thanks in advance!

stuart

stewbawka wrote:

hey all,

got a rails app i'm finishing up. i have a little ajax on one of my
pages where the person can choose a doctor from a drop down list and if
the doctor isn't there they can click a link which blinds down a little
form to add a doctor. after they submit that mini-form the page updates
the div which houses the drop-down so the doctor shows up. works very
nicely IN FIREFOX. I hate IE, i get an "RJS error: [object error]" with
IE 6 and IE 7. i'd paste the error, but can't copy the text in the damn
alert box.

i've googled this and i get a lot of results with people getting this
error when adding rows to tables.. this doesn't do that, but it does
insert an option to the drop down.

here's my rjs template:

unless params.has_key?("commit")
  if params[:cancel]
    page[:phys_form].visual_effect :blind_up
  else
    page[:phys_form].replace_html :partial => 'phys_form'
    page[:phys_form].visual_effect :blind_down
  end
else
  if @doctor.save
    page.insert_html :bottom, 'doctor_id', '<option value="' +
@doctor.id.to_s + '">' + @doctor.name + '</option>'
    page[:phys_form].visual_effect :blind_up

  else
    page[:phys_form].replace_html :partial => 'phys_form'
  end
end

any help will be majorly appreciated. thanks in advance!

stuart

Try re-rendering and replacing the entire select control. Apparently
IE chokes when you modify the inner_html of a select control.

_Kevin

thanks for taking the time to try to help me out.. i'll try this out
tomorrow.

just tried putting the dropdown in a div and replacing the whole div
rather than inserting another option to the bottom.. still no luck. but
i've realized now that its not at all the list option insertion that's
messing it up.. it fails way before that. it actually fails when i
click the "Add doctor" link when its trying to replace the html in the
div that houses the form to add doctors and blinds it up so its
visible.. IE is basically failing at the simplest ajax things right
now. Grrrrr

any advice? i really need to get this working in IE and i don't want to
have to make a separate page for adding doctors. Microsoft SUCKS