Thursday, February 22, 2007

Form Helpers

Jamis Buck's said that you should never use a plugin you couldn't write. For pretty much the same reasons, form helpers makes me nervous. Nine out of ten times, your life is easier if you just write the HTML. It's not as if writing form tags is such a hard task to begin with. In the trivial cases, you kind of have to wonder what the point of automating it even was.


  1. input is lovely. And the way the default form helper is defined lets you use the same partial for both editing and creation, which DRYs things up nicely.

  2. Well, I mean more with the individual tag handlers. Sorry, though, by input do you mean the classic input tag or part of the Rails API? Bit confused.


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