I was wondering if rails had any means of restricting access to an action in a controller (like they can't type in url.com/cont/action, that would throw an error). The thing is I would like to be able to access this method/action through a call to render_component, so therefore, I don't think private methods will work. So basically I am looking for something that cannot be directly accessed by the browser, but can be accessed through render_component. Thank you for all of your help.
on 2006-01-24 10:11
on 2006-01-24 10:20
Maybe you can re-route it? map.connect '/cont/action', :controller => 'cont', :action => 'other_action' Bob S.