I'm using a text_field_tag to provide a place for user input which does not need a model or table associated with it. It is used for jQuery to compare a users input with another field value. If I place the text_field_tag within a form_for it looks for a route which I do not want or need and an error is generated.
If I place it outside the form_for it works fine but then I can't position it on the page where I want it very easily.
I am a novice and am wondering if I am either using the wrong type of input field or really do need to keep it outside the form_for and deal with its page positioning thru CSS.