Forum: Ruby on Rails Url rewriting problem with rails 1.2.3

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Hans Z. (Guest)
on 2007-03-29 22:56
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Very frustrated. I recently upgraded from earlier Rails version to new
one (1.2.3). On the new version Rails (or webrick, not sure) messes up
or rewrites incorrecly a url provided by javascript:

I have a simple piece of javascript, firing on an image click that
loads a document in an i frame. The url navigation code is simply:
window.location.href = "http://localhost:3000/login/messages" .
(machine name:port name is variable of course) Rails then (used to for
last 6 months)
call the 'messages' method on the 'login' controller, which then 'does
its thing'. Always worked perfectly. No matter how many times I click
the relevant image the same controller method 'messages' is called and
everything works perfectly. Now Rails(version 1.2.3) somehow generates
the following url: "http://localhost:3000/login/login/messages" which
results in rails thinking 'messages' is an id an 'login' a controller
method. From the javascript I definitely DO NOT give it this url + I
do not do anything further with it- including the server side. Just
before the 'window.location.href =' part, I use an alert to check the
url and it is correct. So this is my problem. I also discovered that
if I click it again, the login part is appended again, i.e it becomes
"http://localhost:3000/login/login/login/messages". The exact same
code that works previously does not now. The only problem is the fact
that, without my intervention a url becomes something else. I know it
is not a browser issue.
So if anyone can help, it would be great. It would also be useful for
me to find webrick's log file. Where is it stored on windows?
Hans Z. (Guest)
on 2007-03-29 23:26
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I solved the problem: the url generated by javascript was "login/
messages" instead of "/login/messages" . (the machine_name and
portname was left out). The older version of Rails was just more
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