I am trying to figure out how to write a "slightly nested" RESTful route to represent the following. I have the concept of a Box. A Box may contain another Box. Here are the URI's and methods I wish to model -- the first few are obvious... GET /boxes => return index of boxes GET /boxes/1 => return box #1 POST /boxes => create a new box, returns URI of new box, eg PUT /boxes/1 => update box #1 DELETE /boxes/1 => destroy box #1 The above are all well and good and handled fine by... routes.rb: map.resources :boxes But I also want to map the following resources: GET /boxes/1/boxes => Returns a list of boxes inside Box #1. NOTE: These URIs should be of the form /boxes/#, NOT /boxes/1/boxes/# POST /boxes/1/boxes => create a new box inside Box #1. The returned resource should be of the form /boxes/#, NOT /boxes/1/boxes/#. It's these last two that I am having trouble with, trying to grok them. Clues appreciated.
on 2007-03-07 18:44
on 2007-03-07 19:48
OK, I think I am getting closer: I added the following to my routes: map.resources :boxes map.resources :boxes, :path_prefix => "/boxes/:parent_id", :name_prefix => "child_" ...still chugging...