mini mini - 7 months ago 30
Javascript Question

How to disable Turbolinks in a specific page?

I have an issue with a script only working when refreshing the page and so I'm trying to disable Turbolinks for only that page. The code below doesn't work. However, if I add the "data-no-turbolink" attribute directly to the body tag in application.html.erb it works. How do I disable Turbolinks in my view? I have followed the solution posted here, Rails 4: disable Turbolinks in a specific page but I can't get it to work.

I have the gem 'jquery-turbolinks' installed.


<% content_for :body do %>
<% if controller.controller_name == 'pages' && controller.action_name == 'policy' %>
<body data-no-turbolink="true">
<% end %>
<% end %>

<div class="row">
<div class="small-12 medium-8 large-7 columns end">
<a href="//" class="nostyle" title="Policy">Policy</a>
<script>(function (w,d) {var loader = function () {var s = d.createElement("script"), tag = d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.src = "//"; tag.parentNode.insertBefore(s,tag);}; if(w.addEventListener){w.addEventListener("load", loader, false);}else if(w.attachEvent){w.attachEvent("onload", loader);}else{w.onload = loader;}})(window, document);


You can use this oneliner in your layout:

<body <%= "data-no-turbolinks='true'".html_safe if controller_name=="pages" && action_name=="policy" %>>

But the other way to do it, which I use mostly, would be to put this chunk of code to the links leading to this page...

So, let's suppose your route is named :policy, you should do this:

<%= link_to "Policy", policy_path, :"data-no-turbolink" => true %>

Long time has gone, here is an update

Recently, I have started using turbolinks 5.0 beta, by:

gem 'turbolinks', '~> 5.0.0.beta'

It gets far easier... All document ready javascript gets loaded, no problem... All you have to do is add a listener to the load event.

$(document).on('turbolinks:load', named_function );
var named_function = function() {
    // thinks to do on document load

You don't have to also add

$(document).ready(function (){
     // stuff



Because Turbolinks will gracefully fall back to document load if the page is hard loaded.