Rack-pjax is middleware that lets you serve 'chrome-less' pages in respond to pjax-requests.
It does this by simply filtering the generated page; only the title and inner-html of the pjax-container are sent to the client.
While this won't save you any time rendering the page, it gives you more flexibility where or how to define the pjax-container. Ryan Bates featured rack-pjax on Railscasts and explains how this gem compares to pjax_rails.
Check out the Railscast notes how to integrate rack-pjax in your Rails 3.1 application.
The more generic installation comes down to:
I. Add the gem to your Gemfile
# Gemfile gem "rack-pjax"
II. Include rack-pjax as middleware to your application(-stack)
# config.ru require ::File.expand_path('../config/environment', __FILE__) use Rack::Pjax run RackApp::Application
III. Install jquery-pjax. Make sure to add the 'data-pjax-container'-attribute to the container.
IV. Fire up your pushState-enabled browser and enjoy!
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