Params not getting POSTed

I have a situation where no params are being sent when the form is
submitted.

After the rendering this is the html that I get…

Height: ft Weight: lbs

Why would this result in a GET not a POST and no params being sent?

more info…

For some reason. Only a link to {:controller => ‘account’, :action =>
‘login’} will actually [POST]. If I change the link to something else
i.e. {:controller => ‘stats’, :action => ‘new’} this will result in a
[GET]

Whay is that?

Thanks to Stef T,

The problem turned out to be that the word ‘stats’ on my shared host
(dreamhost) is a special case. I just changed it to a different word
and all was fine.

Todd S. wrote:

more info…

For some reason. Only a link to {:controller => ‘account’, :action =>
‘login’} will actually [POST]. If I change the link to something else
i.e. {:controller => ‘stats’, :action => ‘new’} this will result in a
[GET]

Whay is that?

Sorry, I have not seen the rest of your thread, but can you check the
top of your controller file?
You may have something like this in your file:

GETs should be safe (see

http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/whenToUseGet.html)
verify :method => :post, :only => [ :destroy, :create, :update ],
:redirect_to => { :action => :list }

I’m not sure but that may be the reason why only certain types of forms
are being posted… but I’m not sure! :slight_smile:
Cheers
Mohit.

Hello Todd,
You know, the first thought that struck me was, if these systems are
the same (codebase wise) and the controllers and routes is the same, and
your probably on a -shared- hosting enviroment, maybe the host provider
is already grabbing requests for ‘stats’ to your domain/machine before
it even gets to your webserver/rails ? Much like trying to use a
‘reserved’ keyword for a class in ruby or a tablename in postgreSQL
(create table null as …).

For humour sake, I would try re-naming the controller from stats to

something totally un-ambiguous like ‘mygroovystats’ (or such forth). I
dare say that this problem will go away at that point :wink: Let us all know
how it goes either way.

Regards
Stef

Hello Todd,
What does your ‘tail -f log/development.log’ show ? I dare say that
the form is posting fine, but your ruby inside the target controller
/stats/new is not expecting the hashes of hashes format*

Regards
Stef

(* NB: I have been wrong before, could be wrong now, and will continue
to be wrong in the future :wink:

my results are different between the production (seperately hosted) site
and the development site which is local to myself.

here is a tail of the various logs. First selecting the loging link
then the stats link. All I’ve done is change the controller and action
parameters.

On the Production host… first :controller=>‘account’, :action=>‘login’
then :controller=>‘stats’, :action=>‘new’

Processing AccountController#login (for 24.130.33.165 at 2006-08-12
13:57:51) [POST]
Session ID: 112649adcdb5ca0c290e549fb87120b9
Parameters: {“action”=>“login”, “controller”=>“account”, “null”=>""}
Rendering account/login
Completed in 0.05741 (17 reqs/sec) | Rendering: 0.01350 (23%) | DB:
0.03850 (67%) | 200 OK

Processing StatsController#new (for 24.130.33.165 at 2006-08-12
13:59:28) [GET]
Session ID: 112649adcdb5ca0c290e549fb87120b9
Parameters: {“action”=>“new”, “controller”=>“stats”}
Completed in 0.01058 (94 reqs/sec) | DB: 0.00213 (20%) | 200 OK
[http://thezuke.net/stats/new]


on the development host everything works fine. I have the same version
of ruby and rails on both machines.

Processing AccountController#login (for 127.0.0.1 at 2006-08-12
14:02:11) [POST]
Session ID: e5a8904dd66379df002779de8a2afcd8
Parameters: {“action”=>“login”, “controller”=>“account”}
User Columns (0.000674) SHOW FIELDS FROM users
SQL (0.000944) SELECT count(*) AS count_all FROM users
Rendering account/login
Completed in 0.02595 (38 reqs/sec) | Rendering: 0.00496 (19%) | DB:
0.00162 (6%) | 200 OK

Processing StatsController#new (for 127.0.0.1 at 2006-08-12 14:03:19)
[POST]
Session ID: e5a8904dd66379df002779de8a2afcd8
Parameters: {“action”=>“new”, “controller”=>“stats”}
User Load (0.000844) SELECT * FROM users WHERE (users.id = 1) LIMIT
1
Rendered stats/_newStatInfo (0.02914)
Completed in 0.05540 (18 reqs/sec) | DB: 0.00084 (1%) | 200 OK

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