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Craig W. (Guest)
on 2006-04-24 19:27
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I have searched through the api several times through and can't seem to
find this.

<%= link_to 'Help',
 {:url => ''},
 {:target => "_new"} %>

but this doesn't work as it still prepends the current server/controller
space on the url itself.

How do I accomplish this?


Kevin O. (Guest)
on 2006-04-24 19:37
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link_to 'Help','',{:target =>

On Monday, April 24, 2006, at 8:26 AM, Craig W. wrote:
>How do I accomplish this?
>Rails mailing list

Daniel H. (Guest)
on 2006-04-24 21:17
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Hi Craig,

I'm not sure that you'd want to use link_to in this case. It seems like
purpose of link_to and url_for, which it's based on, is to take
advantage of
the mappings you've created in routes.rb .

However, you may also want to try the following options, which I copied
the url_for documentation

# :only_path - if true, returns the absolute URL (omitting the protocol,
host name, and port)
# :host - overrides the default (current) host if provided
# :protocol - overrides the default (current) protocol if provided

I hope this helps!
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