Keeping failed validations on the /new URL

When I follow the standard:

if @object.save
redirect_to wherever
else
render :action => “new”
end

this changes the URL from /object/new to /object

I want it to stay at /object/new

thanks

That’s just not how Rails works. Your form posted to the Create action,
which is /object (and probably more likely objects/) and if you redirect
you
lose the errors. You should ask yourself “Why does the URL matter?”
Your
users will be focused on filling in the correct info, not the URL. Make
your
forms clear and most of your users won’t even see the errors on the form
at
all.

Using separate actions for new and create solves several other problems
that
you may not yet notice. First, no branching logic to handle postbacks,
and
second, a redirection away after a successful create prevents accidental
duplications on refresh.

Embrace the way Rails does things, and get your customers the features
they
want. Best of luck to you.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Joao S. <

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