Forum: Ruby on Rails undefined method `[]' for nil:NilClass

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Craig W. (Guest)
on 2007-01-19 17:29
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I have an interesting situation and I am wondering if I can trap just
this specific error...

undefined method `[]' for nil:NilClass

which comes the user is trying to access a controller method which
assumes session variables that no longer exist because the session has
timed out.

I would rather bounce them to a static web page than toss the
application error in this case. Is this possible?

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Philip H. (Guest)
on 2007-09-26 00:30
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> application error in this case. Is this possible?
Yes...

begin
   #access the session that errors out
rescue
   redirect_to '/somewheresafe'
end

Or test it using nil? before calling [] on it...
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