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Use form_for without the enclosing form tag

Arne Hartherz
October 21, 2010Software engineer at makandra GmbH

In rare cases you might need something like form_for Show snapshot (for using form builder methods on the resulting block element) but without the surrounding form. One such case would be updating some of a form's fields via XHR.

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You can simply use Rails' fields_for to do things like this in your views (HAML here):

- fields_for @user do |form|
  = form.label :email, 'E-Mail'
  = form.text_field :email

You will only receive the form content you gave, no hidden inputs including the authenticity token etc.

Posted by Arne Hartherz to makandra dev (2010-10-21 16:46)