Auto syncing a page?

I regularly contribute to a ruby project called Octobox. I’ve been mucking around with an auto refresh feature, which simply reloads the page every 120 seconds.

Would it work? I know it would in .html, but this is a .html.erb file, so I’m not too familiar with it.

Thanks in advance!

If you want the page to be refreshed after EVERY 120 seconds, you could just write a setTimeout in the html page.

In your head section do this

  <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="120" />
  <!-- Added new code below -->
    var RELOAD_AFTER = 2 * 60 * 1000; // 120 seconds or 2 minutes
    }, RELOAD_AFTER );
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This looks great! Thank you!

Is there any way I can apply it only to part of the ruby site, for example this div tag?

<div class="blankslate blankslate-spacious blankslate-clean-background">
            <%= octicon 'mail-read', height: 32, class: 'blankslate-icon' %>
            <%= octicon 'thumbsup', height: 32, class: 'blankslate-icon' %>
            <h3>You're in the clear!</h3>
            <p>There are no notifications that need your attention.</p>
            <% if current_user.last_synced_at %>
              <p class='text-muted'>
                <small>Last sync: <%= time_ago_in_words current_user.last_synced_at %> ago</small>
            <% end %>

I’m afraid that’s not possible with the approach I shared previously. It will reload the entire page. If you want particular section of your page to be updated after some interval, then you need to write a separate javascript to take care of that.

I’m not sure how ruby will help here though.

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