On the Cake Baker blog today, Daniel Hofstetter shows us how to update the contents of multiple div tags with a little help from Ajax:
This is a question which arises from time to time in the CakePHP google group. There is an example in the group, but I have to admit I didn't understood it the first time I read it. So I try to provide a better example.
His example creates a view with the Ajax link and two divs inside to update - our containers. Next up is the controller, a simple matter of four lines to set which layout to use. And, lastly, they create another view, one to handle the actual updates to the two divs previously created. Using it is as simple as clicking on the link in the first view, populating the two divs with new information.
Be sure to check out the comments for other helpful hints and bug information (with Firefox).