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Published On Sep. 26th 2016

How Do I: How Do I Dry Up My Forms

Episode 11 Run Time 15:42

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A common gotcha for beginners revolves around re-using forms. It doesn't feel quite right to copy and paste your model's "create" form into the "edit" page, but you're not sure of any other way. For the "edit" form, a couple of things must be different: the submit button should have unique text, and each input should display the old value from the session or the saved value in the database. So how exactly do we allow for this, without breaking the "create" page?

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