At the Forge - RJS Templates

The power of Ajax to fetch and run JavaScript generated by your server-side language.

When I first read about RJS templates, I thought it was one of the weirdest ideas I had heard of. That's because the notion of writing JavaScript in Ruby seemed both strange and unnecessary. I now understand the power and cleverness of this type of template and look forward to using it on many of my Ajax-powered sites. With a bit of study and some changes in how you think about Web development, you're likely to make the same discovery.

Reuven M. Lerner, a longtime Web/database consultant, is a PhD candidate in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He currently lives with his wife and three children in Skokie, Illinois. You can read his Weblog at



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nnoel's picture

I think you have to send the correct form id in the submit_to_remote
:submit => "theForm" in place of :submit => "fakeForm"

(or changing the form id to fakeForm)