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Helpers for specifying body attributes for the layout

Reported by Chris | June 12th, 2010 @ 08:28 PM

Often a template/partial needs to access the attributes of a body tag.

The attached patch enables a convention that body tags should have an ID and class that makes it easier to scope unobtrusive stylesheets or javascript to a part of an application. The default id and class attributes are based on the controller path and action.

This patch also provides a simple mechanism for overriding the default body attributes thru repeated calls to add_body_attributes which may occur anywhere in the main template or in included partials.

Additionally, the facilities needed for merging tag attributes on the body tag are exposed as general tag helper methods that can be used to compose attributes for any tag.

This patch is an extraction of a pattern that I've used in just about every rails app that I've created in the past three years -- I find this to be an extremely useful and maintainable way of managing the body tag.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Chris

    Chris June 12th, 2010 @ 08:29 PM

    If it's useful for review or merging, here's the branch with this changeset:

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:37 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:37 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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