Hi, i want to create a custom template handler for an intranet app. the template handler will be like erb template (maybe inherent from ERB handler), but the final substituted result will be passed to some unix tools for generating the final result. looking at the source of rails template handlers. i understand that any template handler should inhernt from TemplateHandler and define compile method that will build a string of ruby code to be handed over to rails for evaluation, and finally send the final result of this evaluation to the client. MY problem is: the final result will be a generated file on the filesystem, and i couldn't figure how to throw send_file in the mix. i looked at prawnto, rjs, builder and fleximage plugins. but all do not generate results on the filesystem (aka do not use send_file).
on 2009-01-23 09:37