Resource Routing

Hi

Does anyone know anything about the ‘resources’ keyword in routing? I
can’t find any details on how it works or what it is for, but URLs
starting ‘resources’ definitely appear to be handled differently from
other URLs?

Thanks
Jay

James H. wrote:

Hi

Does anyone know anything about the ‘resources’ keyword in routing? I
can’t find any details on how it works or what it is for, but URLs
starting ‘resources’ definitely appear to be handled differently from
other URLs?

Perhaps this article will help:

http://softiesonrails.com/2007/4/18/rest-101-part-4-routing


Cheers,

  • Jacob A.

Thanks Jacob, very helpful!

A question, I think it is important that the name of a file is
maintained in the URL so, for instance, if I uploaded a resource:

my-search-engine-optimised-filename.doc

I would expect it to be available (through the ‘resources’ enhancement)
here:

map.resources ‘myfiles’

GET:
http://www.mydomain.com/myfiles/12345/my-search-engine-optimised-filename.doc

rather than just:

GET: http://www.mydomain.com/myfiles/12345

Is that something the resources enhancement will support?

Thanks
Jay

James H. wrote:

map.resources ‘myfiles’

GET:
http://www.mydomain.com/myfiles/12345/my-search-engine-optimised-filename.doc

rather than just:

GET: http://www.mydomain.com/myfiles/12345

Is that something the resources enhancement will support?

Well, the resource identifier (12345) is just an identifier. It could
just as well be “some-crazy-filename.doc”. It will be put into the
params[:id] string. I believe there is a Railscast episode about this,
check out railscasts.com.


Cheers,

  • Jacob A.

Hi Jacob

Thanks for your help, I’ll check out the railscasts.com site.

Just a note though, I need to keep the identifier, so that there can be
more than one file of the same name. The identifier will then help me to
find the correct entry in the database.

Cheers
Jay

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