Distributing controllers across several Rails servers and ur


#1

Hi,

I have an application which is split across two servers. Most of the
application runs on one server, but one controller runs on another
server. The second controller has no dependency on the first.

I need to generate links in the HTML that point to the second server.
I’d like to keep the existing helper functions. The documentation
for url_for says I can pass in a :host option to specify a different
server.

However, when I try the following in Edge Rails (version 5509):

<%= url_for(:action => “foo”, :controller => “bar”, :host =>
“hostname”, :protocol => “https”)%>

it only renders

/bar/foo

Should url_for work in the way I’m expecting? And if it does, will
options like :host pass through form_for and remote_form_for ?

Thanks

Marcus


#2

On 1/12/07, Marcus R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

However, when I try the following in Edge Rails (version 5509):

<%= url_for(:action => “foo”, :controller => “bar”, :host =>
“hostname”, :protocol => “https”)%>

it only renders

/bar/foo

To follow up my own query, passing in :only_path => false generates
the full desired absolute URL

Marcus


#3

Jason,

One problem I’ve hit is that AJAX security means it won’t access a
different domain - for static files you’re fine, but it won’t work for
javascript remoting, etc.

Marcus


#4

Excellent. I’m writing an app right now that will use two domains - www.
and static. for static content. This will help a lot. Thank you.

Jason