I think the easiest way to do this will be to write your own editor
view, and substitute that for a portion of your regular page using
Ajax.Updater. That way you'll be able to customize it to the thing
you're editing pretty directly. It's a long slog extending the
InPlaceEditor to give it extra custom form elements.
Let's say you had:
<div class="item" id="post_123">
<img class="edit_me" ... />
You could access this like so:
var block = this.up('div.item');
var item = block.id.replace(/post_/,'');
get_editor.php would get the details of post #123, present an HTML
form laid out to match, and would include the requisite Prototype code
to submit via Ajax (read up on the request() method) and to replace
its parent DIV with the results of a successful submission (or a
meaningful error message).
That's how I would do it, I'd certainly like to learn another way if
anyone has a better idea.
On Mar 10, 2009, at 8:18 AM, Darryl wrote:
> Hi David,
> I would like to be able to click the edit button on one field, for
> example the title and then edit the title, description and other
> fields at the same time and then save them using a single 'Save'
> button and save all the fields.
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Prototype & script.aculo.us" group.
To post to this group, send email to email@example.com
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at