it says here in the docs that for turobolinks that you now have to BIND ALL YOUR AJAX EVENTS (!?!?) if you want your forms to submit correctly.
“You probably don’t want to just sit there with a filled out , though. You probably want to do something upon a successful submission. To do that, bind to the ajax:success event. On failure, use ajax:error. Check it out:”
``$("#new_article").on("ajax:success", (event) ->
``[data, status, xhr] = event.detail
``).on "ajax:error", (event) ->
basically… sitting there with a filled out form is exactly what happens if you just do a generic form_with and post it now in Rails 6 … literally, the user just sits there and nothing happens.
are you really supposed to bind all your turbolinks forms throughout your website like this? This seems totally nuts to me, and, kind of, not at all ‘unobtrusive’ … (I thought the whole point of ‘unobtrusive’ was to not have to write a lot of helper/glue/boiler plate code.)
it seems totally crazy to me that out-of-the-box Rails 6 installations can’t do the most basic web function of submitting a form without the developer having to know about binding events of the Ajax calls. In the old days didn’t this used to ‘just work’ out of the box?
anyone else have any thoughts on this and think Rails is moving in the wrong direction here? The main attraction of Rais is how easy it is to make so much functionality with little config and effort, and this area seems too basic to me to require this top-heavy approach that requires binding up Ajax events.
I think Rails 7 should move away from having turbolinks turned on by default — it’s a good technology if you want to opt-in to it, but it’s got so much configuration that it often just gets in the way for new Rails apps. It would be very easy to simply leave off Turbolinks in default Rails apps and then simply provide instructions for opting-in to it. (Like, active record session store and other things that used to be default and then were extracted out into separate opt-in gems.)