Good lord do I ever hate
input tags. (YUI hates them too, but I’ll leave that
story for another time). All the different types should really have been
different tag names, and they are a total pain to use with CSS. As such, I used
to end up doing tedious stuff like adding a
:class option to every form
element when writing Rails templates. A while back, I tried to patch Rails to
get it to do this automatically, but its test suite totally baffled me at the
time by applying the classes in some places but not others.
So, a quick plugin to stave off RSI:
script/plugin install git://github.com/jcoglan/classy_inputs
With that installed, any
input tag created using a Rails view method will gain
a class name matching its
type attribute. Maybe I’ll have another stab at
patching Rails, but I’m not promising anything.