RESTful Named Routes

Hi,

I’m writing a blog engine using Rails and have removed the default route
because I want to use RESTful URLs that have the form /yyyy/mm/dd/slug

I’ve added some named routes for showing and editing posts that work
fine. The problem is that my named route for deleting a post isn’t
working - the destroy action within my Posts controller is never called.
If I run “rake routes” then I notice that my delete_post_by_slug route
doesn’t have a DELETE method against it.

How can I constrain my delete_post_by_slug route to the HTTP DELETE
verb?

Thanks for any help!

John

Below is an extract from my routes.rb file:

map.resources :users
map.resources :posts
map.resource :session, :controller => ‘session’

Edit

map.edit_post_by_slug ‘/:year/:month/:day/:slug/edit’, :controller =>
‘posts’,
:action => ‘edit’, :requirements => { :year => /\d{4}/,
:month => /\d{1,2}/,
:day => /\d{1,2}/ }

Show

map.post_by_slug ‘/:year/:month/:day/:slug’, :controller => ‘posts’,
:action => ‘show’, :requirements => { :year => /\d{4}/,
:month => /\d{1,2}/,
:day => /\d{1,2}/ }

Destroy

map.delete_post_by_slug ‘/:year/:month/:day/:slug’, :controller =>
‘posts’,
:action => ‘destroy’, :requirements => { :year => /\d{4}/,
:month => /\d{1,2}/,
:day => /\d{1,2}/ }

John,

I think it’s just adding: :method => :delete
to the destroy definition.

-Danimal

On Apr 6, 2:52 pm, John T. [email protected]

Hi Danimal,

I figured it out. You were pretty much right, but the syntax is
:conditions => { :method => :delete }

Thanks for your help!

John

Danimal wrote:

John,

I think it’s just adding: :method => :delete
to the destroy definition.

-Danimal

On Apr 6, 2:52 pm, John T. [email protected]

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