Newbie routing problem


#1

Hi, I have a (hopefully) simple problem that just doesn’t want to work:

I have a mapping in my routes.rb file:

map.connect ‘images/theme/:filename’,
:controller => ‘theme’, :action => ‘images’

If I then go to url: http://localhost:3000/images/theme/bullet_blue.jpg

I get following error:

Routing Error
no route found to match “/images/theme/bullet_blue.jpg” with
{:method=>:get}

However, if I go to url:
http://localhost:3000/images/theme/bullet_blue, the action is executed
correctly.

Why does the mapping not correspond to a real filename containing an
extension?

thanks!


#2

Does

map.connect ‘images/theme/:filename.:format’, :controller => ‘theme’,
:action => ‘images’

work? You might have to play around with that dot and the :format
reference
but I think that’s how it’s done. I’ve never used it myself though.
Someone
else with some experience might want to clarify.

RSL