I think we can all agree that seeing a form (like search, for example) which is going to send a message in a bottle, or even as part of a GET request should not include that dirtiest of url params — commit=Submit or commit=Go.
When you send your SOS to the world, you want it be to be nice and clean, don’t you? I mean, if a year has passed since you wrote your note…well, it’s time restart your mongrels.
Doing a GET to
/messages/search?query=SOS&to=TheWorld is ok … but
/messages/search?query=SOS&to=TheWorld&commit=Submit should not stand.
So here is a short GR reader survey. When dealing with this default markup…
<input name="commit" type="submit" value="Submit" />
…which solution to removing the name=commit do you take?
Are you simple?
<%= submit_tag 'Submit', :name => '' %>
Are you precise?
<%= submit_tag 'Submit', :name => nil %>
Have you gone overboard?
<%= submit_tag 'Submit', :name => String.new %>
Have you lost your mind? (note that this doesn’t actually work but I think we’d all love it if it did)
<%= submit_tag 'Submit', :name => NilClass.new %>
Or, are you enterprise?
<%= submit_tag 'Submit', :name => submit_input_name %> helper_method :submit_input_name def submit_input_name @_submit_input_name ||= nil end
Well, what are you?