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README.md

Rack-pjax stillmaintained

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.

Installation

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.

    <head>
      ...
      <script src="/javascripts/jquery.js"></script>
      <script src="/javascripts/jquery.pjax.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript">
        $(function(){
          $('a:not([data-remote]):not([data-behavior]):not([data-skip-pjax])').pjax('[data-pjax-container]')
        })
      </script>
      ...
    </head>
    <body>
      <div data-pjax-container>
        ...
      </div>
    </body>

IV. Fire up your pushState-enabled browser and enjoy!

Requirements

  • Hpricot

Author

Gert Goet (eval) :: gert@thinkcreate.nl :: @gertgoet

License

(The MIT license)

Copyright (c) 2011 Gert Goet, ThinkCreate

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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