Howdy. I'm new at Rails, but I think I understand the concept. Now I'm trying to map that to what I've done in the past with JSP/Java/Tomcat, and I have a specific problem I need to solve. A client likes to have his registered users have their own portal pages, like "thesite.com/someuser". In JSP I just added logic to the 404 handling such that if the path name "someuser" was a registered user in the database, then it would generate a page appropriate for them. Then, since this was a referral-based system (in terms of membership-benefits), if the visitor signed up on someuser's page, someuser would get credit for it. How, in Rails, might such a thing be done? Would it be a hack like what I did on Tomcat in JSP, with 404 handling? Or is there some other facility for _faking_ pages that don't exist? An example or other explanation of similar systems would be wonderful. Thanks!
on 2007-05-07 08:43
on 2007-05-07 09:09
blunte wrote: > A client likes to have his registered users have their own portal > I think you'd basically do it the same way. Map an action as the last-resort action and in there try to look up a user for the path. If you don't find a user /then/ you do the 404. Read up on routes.rb... in fact, the comments in the generated routes.rb might be enough. b
on 2007-05-07 09:15
On 5/7/07, Ben M. <email@example.com> wrote: > > > might be enough. > > b Yes have a look at doing this with routes. I hesitate to provide an actual route, but if you look at the general route map.connect '/:controller/:action/:id' This shows how you can construct a paraeterized url. map.connect '/users/:username', :controller => 'users', :action => 'blah' would provide the action in users -> blah with the param[:username] There is great docs on the rubysite for making really complex routes. HTH Cheers
on 2007-05-07 09:22
In routes: map.connect ":id", :controller => "users", :action => "show" put this last. So all your other controllers take precedent Zach I. â†’ Blog â€” http://www.zachinglis.com â†’ Company â€” http://www.lt3media.com â†’ Portfolio â€” http://portfolio.zachinglis.com
on 2007-05-08 01:30
Thanks for the good responses! I'll look into "routes".