Render 404 Error instead of 500 on ::ActionController::Routi

I want to render a 404 whenever ActionController::RoutingError is
thrown in my application. This works in my apps running the 1.1.6 gem,
but not when running on edge rails or 1.2-RC1. I suspect it has
something to do with this (from the RoR blog):

“Uncaught exceptions raised anywhere in your application will cause
RAILS_ROOT/public/500.html to be read and shown instead of just the
static “Application error (Rails).” So make it look nice if you
aren’t using it already!”
(http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/11/26/1-2-new-in-actionpack)

Anybody have any ideas how to override this for Routing Errors?

Did you ever figure this out? I want the same thing…404’s instead
of 500’s for routing errors.

Thanks.

patrick

On 11/28/06, tharealpatton [email protected] wrote:

(http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/11/26/1-2-new-in-actionpack)

Anybody have any ideas how to override this for Routing Errors?


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Wouldn’t you just use this method in your application controller?

def rescue_action_in_public(exception)
case exception
when RoutingError, UnknownAction, ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound
then
render :controller => “application”, :action => “error_404”,
:status => 404
else
render :file => “errors/unhandled”, :status => 505
end
end

Also, here’s a blog talking about doing the same thing.
http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/08/30/being-a-good-little-404er/

Jason

My bad, apparently rescue_action_in_public doesn’t catch
ActionController::RoutingError. It does catch UnknownAction and
RecordNotFound…this is interesting and I hope I can figure out how to
fix it.

Jason N. wrote:

My bad, apparently rescue_action_in_public doesn’t catch
ActionController::RoutingError. It does catch UnknownAction and
RecordNotFound…this is interesting and I hope I can figure out how to
fix it.

Yeah, that’s what I’ve been trying to figure out…

Any insight into this would be awesome.