[Grok-dev] @grok.action doesn't play well with jQuery

Kevin Smith kevin at mcweekly.com
Tue Mar 18 12:25:48 EDT 2008

You can use a selector like this

$('input[@name=form.actions.save]') which produces a list of results
$('input[@name=form.actions.save]')[0] assuming it's the first save form
or even
$('input[@id=form.actions.save]')[0]  //untested

Sebastian Ware wrote:
> While implementing a javascript table editor with jQuery I came across 
> the following problem.
>   @grok.action('Save')
> renders html like this (using the action.render() method)
>   <input type="submit" id="form.actions.save" name="form.actions.save" 
> value="Save" class="button" />
> but I can't bind jQuery events to an [id] with dots as in 
> [id="form.actions.save"] (it won't find the element). It works if I 
> exchange the dots with for example underscores 
> [id="form_actions_save"] giving the following html
>   <input type="submit" id="form_actions_save" name="form.actions.save" 
> value="Save" class="button" />
> I am not sure why this doesn't play well with jQuery, it might be 
> their concept of event namespaces that also affects how they handle id.
> Anyway, I really like jQuery because it has a very "grokkish" approach 
> to javascript (write less, do more...) so I think it would be a great 
> idea to change the way grok.action generates ids.
> Mvh Sebastian
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